Celebrating our Youth Arts Action Programme!

Young Bristol looks back at our 2-year Creative Youth Arts Action programme, working with 104 young people to enable them to gain qualifications, develop creative skills and take part in a project to benefit their local community. 

Our Youth Arts Action (YAA) project funded by Global’s Make Some Noise, launched in September 2019 working with young people aged 8 – 19 years offering a programme of creative art activities and workshops, and local community action.

Over the 2-years our Creative Programme delivered 88 workshops online and face-to-face throughout the pandemic with young people at our Sea Mills Boys’ and Girls Club and Hartcliffe Club for Young People. The programme quickly developed a core team of young people who attended the weekly sessions throughout 2019 – 21.

Our Creative Programme delivered activities and workshops from spray painting to tie dye, gardening to cyanotypes, and junk modelling to music workshops. Young people even took part in issue-based workshops including ‘Mayor for the day’, which saw our Youth Arts Action groups think about local issues that young people feel passionate about.

Throughout the programme the groups in Hartcliffe and Sea Mills were supported to create socially positive art interventions for their community. Young people in Sea Mills planted and decorated flower pots for their local care home residents, and young people in Hartcliffe created positive artwork to be displayed at their local Morrisons.

Our Youth Arts Action programme supported…

  • 4 trips to local cultural and creative arts venues
  • 9 young people attended a 3-day residential
  • 18 young people completed their Arts Awards
  • 61 young people achieved AQA UAS Certificates

Our outcomes included…

  • Engaged with disadvantaged young people, enabling them to gain qualifications in creative fields and develop skills to help with their future.
  • Better access to creative art workshops and activities in their local community.
  • Increasing confidence and providing opportunities for young people to explore the creative sector.
  • Greater community engagement which empowered them to make changes that are important to them.

We would like to thank Global’s Make Some Noise for supporting the Youth Arts Action programme, providing young people in Bristol to take part in inspiring creative opportunities. You can find out more about our Creative Programme here.

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