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



It’s the end of the world, a group of Bristol based young people have worked together to create an album that reflects the end of time. 

The album can be downloaded and played on Spotify and iTunes: 

Over three months, we've been working with a steering group of talented young people to produce an album and perform new music which is now being released and available to download on Spotify and iTunes. 

Performing live at The End of The World (Cabaret), the young artists were inspired and their enthusiasm and hard work has led to the release of It's Happening. 


The album features 10 emerging musicians who are attempting to express their creativity through music. Having recorded and produced their album independently it’s now ready for you, the public to hear it. Aged 15 to 21 these young people represent new music coming out of Bristol.

Our aim was to explore what ‘the end of the world’ would mean to us as young people, from our thoughts on society to what we love about the world. 

- Beth, aged 16, project participant and steering group member

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