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


We're very excited that Kayleigh went to Twickenham to watch the England rugby team training and meet Prince Harry.

Kayleigh is a sports apprentice with us. She works with other young people at Hillfields Youth Centre to motivate them through training, teamwork and exercise. She has joined us through Coach Core, an apprenticeship programme that improves the availability and quality of sports coaching. It also creates much needed employment for young people.

Coach Core is a project by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. In his new role as Patron of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), Prince Harry attended the England rugby team open training session at Twickenham Stadium last Friday.

We nominated Kayleigh to join him, as she's gone above and beyond for our young people. She not only organises sports activities in our sessions, but has got some young people so enthused they now go with her to Barton Hill Rugby Club on Sundays to practice some more.

Kayleigh's manager, Tina Bond, said:

"Kayleigh is a bright young person who hasn't had the opportunity to shine yet. We have given her the support, skills and mentor that she needs to develop and she's embraced the chance." 

We're delighted Kayleigh has been chosen as one of the lucky 20 young people to join Prince Harry at Twickenham. It's a great coaching experience that we hope she learns from and applies in our youth clubs.

We're very proud of her and grateful to have her on our team. All of our work is based on building relationships with young people. Kayleigh's ability to empathise with others and get them enthusiastic about sports means she's a valuable member of our team.

Find out more about Coach Core

Find out more about Hillfields Youth Club

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