Creative YOUCreativity 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. PLEDGE 2. Sign up Join us by signing up to our newsletter where we share best practice of how to support young people. sign up 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 About us Blog Bristol’s voluntary and community sector youth work strategy 18 youth organisations from across Bristol have been working together to create a strategy for the future of youth work in our city. We want young people to have the best possible support to reach their potential in their communities and this strategy gives us a roadmap and priorities for how we will make sure Bristol stays a great place for young people in the future. The strategy includes an audit of current youth work provision, as well as strategic priorities identified for the next three years: Sufficient provision Evidence the impact of youth work Staff training and development Influence and campaign re longer term fundingOpportunities to network, share information, policy and best practice Develop terms of reference for continuing and improving collaborative working DOWNLOAD BRISTOL'S VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY SECTOR YOUTH WORK STRATEGY How can we help?