Creative Programme

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Young Bristol COVID-19 Statement – 17/05/2021

Our Creative Programme opened on Monday 29th March 2021 as part of our Phased Reopening. Please refer to our latest statement for further information on changes to our programmes.

Since it was established in 2013, Young Bristol’s Creative Programme has delivered an impressive range of arts, music and media projects through Youth Clubs, Schools, Pupil Referral Units and other community venues.

With a strong focus on the visual arts, the Creative Programme includes printmaking, photography, textiles, knitting, wood work and mural painting. By introducing young people to a wide range of arts activities, we give them the chance to express their ideas and develop new-found talents. 

Young Bristol is an Arts Awards registered centre and delivers four of five available Arts Awards Programmes. Arts Awards are managed in partnership with Trinity College London and the Arts Council England, giving children and young people the opportunity to grow their skills and confidence in any art form.

We are also a registered centre for the AQA Unit Awards Scheme, which provides young people with the opportunity to have their non-academic achievements formally recognised. 

Get involved

Our Youth Arts Action (YAA!) project started mid – September 2019 and will run throughout 2019-20.

Open to young people aged 8 – 19 years, the programme offers a mix of art activities and local community action, with the chance to gain your Arts Award certificate and AQAs, as well as learning more about the local community. It is a fun programme with a residential and trips involved too.

We hope through the project to build a youth arts team across Sea Mills Boys & Girls Club and Hartcliffe Club for Young People.

You can find us at:

  • Hartcliffe Club for Young People – every Tuesday, from 6:30pm starting 24th September 2019 (ages 14 – 19 yrs)
  • Sea Mills Boys and Girls Club – every Thursday, from 6:30pm starting 18th September 2019 (ages 8 – 16 yrs)

This project has kindly been funded by Global’s Make Some Noise.

Creative Programme past projects include:

In summer 2017, residents of Silbury Road and members of Ashton Vale Club for Young People spent some time getting to know each other and learning more about their local community. Each week the neighbours would have a go at different crafts such as hanging baskets, creating garlands for the party and making a solar powered wheelie bin soundsystem!

The project culminated in a big street party on Friday 17th August, which saw more than 50 local residents in attendance. This project was a pilot for new organisation Grassroot Communities who are hoping to fund further streets to get together and launch front garden competitions across Bristol.

For further information on our Creative Programme please email

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