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


Rights to Move

Want to be part of an inspiring team of young people 16-25, bringing to life a new performance about YOUR rights? 

Rights to Move is your creative response to social justice and civil rights movements: past, current and future. 

Work with professional choreographers and musicians to create a new performance and be part of the wider Journey to Justice programme in Bristol.  

The performance will be at The Station, Bristol, from the 4th - 7th July. 

Who we're looking for 

We are recruiting dancers and musicians aged 16-25 who are willing and able to commit to the rehearsal and show periods. We welcome performers of all backgrounds, genres and abilities.

No experience is required, but commitment and interest to be involved are a necessity.

Rehearsals will start from the week of the 29th May. Dates and times TBC, depending on people's availability.

This is an unpaid opportunity. However, travel expenses for rehearsals and shows can be covered.


Open call auditions are on Friday 26th May, from 10am-4pm

For more information and to book onto the auditions, please contact: [email protected] or call 0117 947 7948 and choose 'The Station' option. 

How can we help?