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


On Monday 22nd August we held a Skate Jam at Emersons Green Skate Park in South Gloucestershire – despite the slightly wet weather, it was a fantastic day and we saw loads of impressive skills in action!

There was Music...

We Created Art!...

Participants showed off their scooter skills…

The winners…

A special Thanks to Gordon, a father who helped raise £100,000 for a skate park in Emersons Green in memory of his Late son Jamie, who sadly passed away in 2007. The Skate Jams held at Emersons Green keep Jamie's passion for Skateboarding and BMX riding alive. 

Would you like to create your own skateboard deck graphic?

If you’re 16-25 and are not in education, employment or training, we have a fantastic opportunity for you to learn Skateboard Graphic Design!

Find out more!

How can we help?