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 professionals 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. 

Shadow roles

We are looking for keen young volunteers to join our Rights to Move team! 

No experience is required, but an interest in being involved in a creative production and an enthusiasm to get involved are vital.

Roles available: 

  • Assistant Stage Manager

  • Assistant Produce

  • Assistant Choreographer

  • Assistant Designer

  • Assistant Technicians

We’re looking for people aged 16 – 25 years old that are available throughout June and July for rehearsals and the show*. If interested please send a covering letter explaining why you’d like to be involved and a CV to [email protected] by Friday 19th May.

Each role will provide you with a fun experience to shadow professionals and work on the show whilst gaining skills and developing your CV.

If you’d like more information about any of the roles or opportunities contact [email protected] or call 0117 974 7948 and chose the option ‘The Station’.

Focus group

Want to have a say in what the show is about? We have a research and development day planned ahead and we want to hear from as many young people as possible. 

So if you're 16-25 and passionate about social justice, come along to The Station on 17th May from 10am. 

How can we help?