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


It has been another successful year for the South Gloucestershire Youth Partnership (SGYP). We have worked with 2169 young people across the area in 2019-2020, have adapted in light of the coronavirus crisis in order to continue to support young people, and we have been highly commended at the CYP Now Award for Partnership Working. 

The National Lottery Community Fund has supported the partnership, leading to us working with 50% more young people in the area, expanding delivery to more rural areas and sharing knowledge and good practice across different providers, leading to a more cohesive and excellent support for young people. 

Find out more about young people's achievements in South Gloucestershire and how Creative Youth Network, Southern Brooks, Diversity Trust, Krunch and Wickwar Youth Centre have enabled young people to reach their potential in our South Gloucestershire Youth Partnership Report.

How has partnership working benefitted your service? Has the lockdown led you to form any new partnerships?

How can we help?