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


Red Nose Day is a huge national event and I'm super excited to have been one of just 11 artists chosen to work with Comic Relief to create this year's official campaign merchandise designs.

It feels great to have collaborated with TK Maxx and Comic Relief on such an impactful national campaign. I've always had such fun memories of Red Nose Day growing up. There was a time when I used to struggle to fit the red noses (on my nose) that you could buy in school or in the supermarkets so now being a part of a campaign that includes 11 different artists, all so unique in their style and approach coming together makes the collection extremely special.  It's a wonderful feeling to see my design enjoyed by everyone!


My design which features two female characters jumping into a fun high five is all about the joy of movement and togetherness, which has strong themes of community, female empowerment and relationships. I most of all wanted my design to feel light, happy and invoke feelings everyone can relate to. Being active and connecting with others is something I think we have all found a new appreciation for in the past few years.



Work on the designs started back in June last year, the brief for the project was shared with Creative Youth Network where I had recently done an online exhibition. I think it was from there that Creative Youth Network put my work forward for the collaboration. I submitted some concepts and then worked with TK Maxx to develop the ideas. It was a really insightful learning and creative process for me, it's the first time I've worked on such a large project and hopefully won't be the last! 

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