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


Bristol and South Gloucestershire are now in Tier 3. Creative Youth Network is still here to support young people and if you need to, you can still meet us face to face.  

Our staff are Key Workers which means they are there to support you whatever you need and wherever is best for you. That can be online or in our youth centres, it might be one to one or in one of our group sessions running in our centres with lots of activities, advice and support. You must book on through your youth worker if you want to come along.  

All of our face to face work is Covid Secure and sticks to strict National Youth Agency guidelines set out by the government to keep you safe but still give you the support you need.  

We are also continuing to offer lots of activities and support online and over the phone so please keep checking back to our website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

3rd December 2020

Get in touch

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0117 947 7948

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