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


The East Team have been really busy this term delivering a whole range of fun, exiting and new activities for children and young people across East Bristol.
The new creative courses started in Theatre and Film making at Meadowvale and Hillfields youth centre, young people from our senior night produced a vlogging film working with RIFE magazine.

Our theatre group

Our film making group

Rife Magazine Vlogs

Youth work activities

Our junior nights have increased in numbers and children have been involved in the consultation our of new BMX track in Hillfields Park, with a tater day this Saturday 16th December where you can have a go on a BMX and use the new bikes on offer.

Project night on Thursday have been busy working as a group on a piece of work around community and identity.

Our project night group

Creative Showcase

All this hard work was celebrated at the showcase event on Monday 11th December where children and young people from East were awarded certificates for all their achievements including volunteering, improving services across Bristol for young people and for personal achievement.
We gave out over 35 certificates to some amazing children and young people who deserved all the applause they got.

Come and join in next term with all our activities, make new friends and join new groups with the East team. 

Join a creative course.

Or come to a youth session.

How can we help?