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


What do you expect when you go in a museum? To have a quiet look at the exhibits and learn more about culture and history? Well this time we wanted to shake things up and make your visit much more engaging.

Our Creative Careers group put on a short performance to engage the public with the Bristol Museum and show how theatre can be immersive, experimental and a new way of experiencing an entire building. 

Creative Careers 

Creative Careers is a four week course into various creative fields for young people to get new skills and confidence in their abilities. Working with professionals, young people get the chance to create work and show it off to the public.

In collaboration with The Bristol Museum, the Performing Arts course focused on getting young people ready to take on the stage. Lead by director Nick Young, it showed how quickly a great performance can be put together when there's enthusiasm and support available to young people. 

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