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29 October 2018

Last year, London Youth ran a pilot of our new Young Culture Makers programme, which supported ten youth organisations to run brilliant creative arts programmes for young people. Armed with learning and inspiration from the pilot year, we have now launched the second year of the programme!

A cohort of ten new youth organisations has come on board and last week during the half term we delivered youth worker training, a drama workshop and trip to the theatre, a street art tour and graffiti workshop and a comedy class with new partners across the creative sector.

We are also launching our final report on last year’s pilot programme. You can read the executive summary here and contact Emily Reddon for more information and if you would like a copy of the full report. The report is full of insights into what the young people and youth organisations gained from participating in creative projects, as well as lessons about how we can support organisations to build their capacity and develop strong partnerships between the youth sector in London and the amazing arts and culture landscape in the city.

We launched the Young Culture Makers programme last year because we believe that all young people should have the opportunity to express themselves and gain skills and confidence through arts and culture. We have found that participating in creative projects helps young people to feel proud of their individual and collective achievements and the role they played, try new things and do something different, build friendships and relationships with others and gain confidence.

To find out more about some of last year’s success stories, check out this short film about some of the young people who participated in our Young Culture Makers Art Competition.

As we prepare to roll the programme out again for year 2, keep an eye out for opportunities to get involved with our events and competitions, and to celebrate the achievements of this year’s cohort of Young Culture Makers.


You can find out more about the Young Culture Makers programme here and join the conversation on Twitter using #YoungCultureMakers.

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