Young people are creative by nature. We are here to provide the right environment to allow these skills to flourish and crucially give young people the skills to thrive and survive in a neo-modern world. Giving young people a chance to develop creative skills equips them with tools for our modern world and an automated future.
Our creative programmes for young people take place across the city, both in and out of school and are focused on the needs of young people first. We speak to particular groups, explore how we can help, then we find the right artist practitioner to develop and create a project led by young people.
We focus on a sustainable approach of developing co-created project models that our collaborators can develop, roll out and continue. We embed CPD and training for project teams and provide means of accreditation for young people, recognising their creative learning. We support this work with evaluation, case studies and research to better understand the impact of our work and provide evidence of the value of creativity for funders and stakeholders.
What's happening now
View our collection of reports and evaluations that demonstrates the impact creativity and culture has on the well-being of children and young people.
Partnering with arts, heritage and sports organisations across the region Good Space will help people connect with diverse and inclusive volunteering opportunities to support improved confidence, skills and mental wellbeing.
Through membership of Cities of Learning and Badge Nation, we can help to provide young people with a verifiable record of achievement that can be used for future employment and development.