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


Brook Tate is a Bristol based young artist - he is a painter, composer, creative writer and singer. Brook's work captures people and characters in a fun and imaginative way, finding stories behind the faces he sees. 

In this digital exhibition, we are sharing different facets of his work, giving you a glimpse into his multifaceted practice. 

Brook will be taking over our Instagram account throughout the month, sharing creative challenges you can do at home to brighten up your day.  

Meet Brook


Scroll through the gallery below: 


You can purchase signed fine art glicée prints of the above paintings on Brook Tate's shop 

Children's books

Brook's short picture book stories are a delight for children - illustrated and recorded as audiobooks with accompanying music, you can enjoy these pocket-sized delightful wonders at your leisure. 

Mr Maglump

Mr Maglump is a musical based on a story Brook wrote for his two nieces. It was developed in collaboration with the literary department at Bristol Old Vic. Brook developed the story into a musical, writing and composing music on the piano, teaching himself the instrument through the process. 

My Great Giraffe - Bristol Old Vic

My Great Giraffe is a fun, encouraging piece which encourages us all to focus on the silver linings in life. Developed with Bristol Old Vic, it includes a life-size(-ish) puppet which Brook took with him to visit patients at The Children's Hospital in Bristol, bringing smiles to their faces. 

Make your own giraffe

Do you want your own Martha to hang out the window during the claps for the NHS each Thursday? Follow Brook's tutorial below. 


Brook produces music teetering between folk and soul, with influences from around the world. 

Find out more about Brook

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