Creative Programme

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. 

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Our ‘Positive Changes’ project consists of nine 8-week programmes focused on supporting vulnerable young people aged 10 – 15 at risk of being drawn into anti-social behaviour (ASB) and crime.

Our 9 programmes include a range of sporting and creative activities and workshops to address issues associated with offending behaviour. Sporting activities will include pool, table tennis, football, dance and cricket. Creative activities will include arts and crafts, print making and photography.

Our Creative Team and Community Youth Clubs Staff will discuss with young people the importance of having respect for their community and potential consequences of anti-social behaviour, for themselves as well as others.

At the end of the programme young people will undertake a reparative task-work to benefit the community they live in (e.g improving community gardens).

This project has kindly funded by BBC Children in Need and The Commissioner’s Crime Prevention Fund. 

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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