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


The South Gloucestershire Youth Partnership shares learning from the last five years protecting and improve youth services in the area.

We have responded to young people's needs in innovative ways, adapted to new challenges and developed a model which has improved the lives of young people. We would like to share our experience and learning, to support other organisations who may be considering a partnership approach to respond to the higher level of demand for support, complex needs of communities they serve, in the landscape of decreased funding.

In this report, we cover our learnings in:

  • Keep young people and the community at the heart
  • Considering the membership of your partnership
  • Memorandum of Understanding and Terms of Reference
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration vs Competition
  • Trust
  • Impact
  • How to prepare to grow



Strong partnership working takes time, commitment and patience. The benefits are worth it, and the communities you serve will be better for it.

How can we help?