Creative Futures is a project led by Creative Youth Network in partnership with Rising Arts Agency and PAPER arts. Supported by Arts Council England, Creative Futures looks to identify a way of helping young emerging artists working in all artforms aged 16 to 25, especially those who are experiencing barriers to accessing careers in the arts sector.  

It provides young people with aspiration and enthusiasm to progress their creative practice and professionalism to the next level. 

Creative Futures supports young artists in creating new work, developing portfolios and networks, explororing ideas and inspiration, and setting up their own professional practice and business, whilst providing part-time paid employment as freelancers at Creative Youth Network.

What Creative Futures offers those involved:

Creative Futures provides four artists with the following over six months:

  • Studio space
  • Professional mentoring
  • Work placements / professional experience
  • Money to make new work
  • Showcase opportunities of new work
  • Help in setting yourself up as a freelance practitioner
  • Paid opportunity as a freelancer
  • Professional business support

Applications are now open

We are looking for 5 young artists who will start the project in January 2019. We welcome applications from care leavers, those receiving income support and young people who are not in education, employment or training.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 30th November 2018
Interview day: 11am – 3pm, Tuesday 11th December 2018
Project start: Monday 7th January 2019
End of project: Friday 28th June 2019
Where: The Station, Bristol, BS1 2AG

Not there yet? 

Feel like you need to develop your artistic skills a bit more before you take up one of these opportunities? Why not check out our Creative Courses for 11-25 year olds.

Or do you want advice and guidance to further your career? We can help with polishing your CV, getting work experience and landing that dream job. Find out more on our Careers advice page.