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


Find out more about Jessica, who is shadowing our Creative Producer Emily Bull. 

Name: Jessica Greenwood
Age: 22

Tell us a bit about you. 

I have lived and grown up in Bristol my whole life. For me, Bristol was too special to leave and had so much to offer. Especially in terms of theatre and art which is why I am currently in my third year at the University of Bristol where I study Theatre and Performance.

That's why I'm very excited to be working with the alumni of Creative Youth Network, producing an event with them in May. 

What are you most excited about?

I’m really excited to work with a new bunch of people who have a variety of skills to offer that I may not have worked with before. I’m looking forward to bringing these skills together to create something new and exciting to add to all the amazing projects Creative Youth Network already has to offer.

What do you want to achieve?

At the end of my placement, I hope to have worked on a successful event that celebrates Creative Youth Network and the alumni. After the placement, I will be moving to Edinburgh where I hope to start an MA in festival management.

Keep your eyes peeled for new and exciting work from the Creative Youth Network alumni, you don't want to miss it!

How can we help?