Creative YOUCreativity 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. PLEDGE 2. Sign up Join us by signing up to our newsletter where we share best practice of how to support young people. sign up 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 Humans of Hanham An immersive series of photographs guaranteed to transport you back to your youth club years. They exude the joy, the freedom, the friendship and community as well as the pathos and vulnerability. The rollercoaster of emotions that is young people’s lives is revealed by our Artist in Residence project, based in 2019 in Hanham Youth Club, inspiring and enabling young people to frame and present their experiences visually, sparking new skills, creativity and confidence along the way. Produced in collaboration with photographer Colin Moody and emerging young artist Nick Fogarty. The Humans of Hanham exhibition is funded by the iWill Fund, made possible by The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). If you love these young people's work as much as we do and want every young person to have the opportunity to explore their creativity, sign our Creative You pledge! How can we help?