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Our work with children and young people

Connecting children and young people with arts, cultural and heritage opportunities

Our children and young people need creativity to thrive and to build better lives for themselves so they can join and shape a stronger society and economy in the future. Working in partnership with education and cultural organisations, we support, develop and deliver projects and programmes which broaden horizons, open opportunities and enrich their lives. Our employability and pre-employability programmes develop young people’s skills, for their own growth and as future cultural leaders.

RISE - Artswork Creative Bursaries

We are offering £500 bursaries to 20 young creatives aged 13-25 to support and enhance their creative practice. Deadline for applications is the 26th November.

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Our employability programmes

We deliver creative skills programmes and apprenticeships to provide young people with the opportunity to gain skills, confidence and practical experience in their local arts, culture and heritage organisations. Through these programmes, we aim to increase access and broaden the horizons of young people whilst diversifying our creative and cultural workforce.

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Arts Award

Arts Award comes in 5 levels and each one helps you as a young person to hone and develop new skills and earn an accreditation.

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Peer Action Collective

The Peer Action Collective project aims to bring young people together, particularly those with some lived experience of violence, in order to research, explore and take action on the root causes of youth violence through a series of creative approaches.

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Artswork Youth Board

Putting the voices of children and young people centre stage to shape Artswork's future. We've recruited 12 young people, some of whom will become Young Trustees, to help build our future policy. Their efforts will culminate in a bespoke training programme for Artswork staff.

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Blogs from young people

Blogs from young people, including those involved in our Creative Apprenticeship and Kickstart programmes

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Our direct work with children and young people

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