Creative YOU

Creativity is everywhere. Opportunity is not.     

We are part of the solution. The secret is in our name. Every year Creative Youth Network gives thousands of young people a taste and thirst for the arts and culture and the joy, life-skills and opportunity they bring.   

But we want more.   

Creative YOU is our campaign showcasing how we, you and the engaged, emerging and amazing young creatives we support, come together. 

We want to reveal how, together, we are ambition, quality, cultural democracy and social mobility in action. 

Every young person deserves the right to access creativity and development opportunities in the creative and cultural industries.

It all starts with education.

If all young people have access to creative subjects in school, then talented young people from all backgrounds can pursue their passion, develop crucial skills needed in so many industries and improve their wellbeing.

1. Pledge

Add your name and join the many people passionate about bringing creativity back into our schools.   

With all the pledges we’ll be reaching out to headteachers in Bristol and the South West. We hope this will encourage local academies to give more space to creativity in their curriculum.  

Bristol, being the creative city we know and love, can pave the way for other regions to do the same, showcasing the true value of creativity.  



2. Sign up

Join us by signing up to our newsletter where we share best practice of how to support young people. 

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3. Find out more

Join us by reading and sharing our CreativeYOU report which shows how our work brings opportunities for creative expression and enables young people to explore their talent, regardless of background or circumstance.  

Download our Creative YOU report


Kes is one of our Engagement Workers who help young people 16-25 to get back into employment, education or training.

Find out 3 of his tips for when you're looking for work in the video above.

If you want help and support looking for a job, deciding what course is right for you or making applications and preparing for interviews, get in touch with us now: [email protected] or 0117 947 7948. 

We help young people 15-25 and support you to overcome any barriers you might have. We work flexibly and meet you where you are. If you feel you need more skills before getting the job you need, we're there to help you find volunteering, work experience or education options. If you find CVs and application forms daunting, we can show you the best way to make the most of your experience. 

Find out more about our Job Coaching support offer and our Employability Course.

How can we help?