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



Want to get involved in a creative project that will raise your confidence and open doors? We're looking for young people aged 16 to 25 years old who'd like to be involved in our third theatre production, The Christmas Turkey, taking place in December at the Station. 

Following the success of our first two productions, this holiday season we're bringing to the public a unique performance based on your true stories.

Who are we looking for? 

We're looking for young people from all different backgrounds to come bring their stories and experiences of Christmas. We'll create a fun and heart warming, but realistic performance showing what Christmas is really like, not what it's supposed to be like for each of us. 

The show will feature your stories, words and experience. 

You don't need to have experience in theatre or performing, but you'll have to want to get involved and share your stories openly. We're not only looking for the actors who will be in the show, but for young people who want to be part of the bigger group that contributes with anecdotes, memories and true real life experiences.

In early sessions we will gather material for the show and script through group discussions about family, food, traditions, best and worst memories, awful and great Christmas songs and your opinions on the holiday.


Workshops and rehearsals will take place three times a week, leading up to performances open for the general public near Christmas time.


Starting from the week of the 24th October until the week of the 5th December.


The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG

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If you’re interested, we’d like to hear from you and invite you to join us for a chat to find out more about the project.

Contact Emily or Nick at Creative Youth Network at The Station by calling 0117 204 7338 or emailing [email protected]. Or you can just ask for them at The Station’s reception.

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