Young Culture Makers

In 2018, London Youth launched the Young Culture Makers programme. Working with our member youth organisations, the programme supports grassroots youth and community groups to develop their creative arts offer for young people, by working in partnership with artists and arts organisations to deliver inspiring projects. 

Young people participate in the programme’s four stages: 

  • Explore: opportunities for young people to try out new art forms through taster sessions and a residential 
  • Create: a youth-led group project, delivered in a community setting and supported by artists and local partner organisations 
  • Inspire: artist-led workshops, masterclasses, exhibition visits, theatre trips and more – Inspiration Days are opportunities for young people to access some of the world-leading cultural venues London has to offer. 
  • Showcase: we bring all our Young Culture Makers together at the end of the year to celebrate their achievements and the work they’ve created

Achieving Impact

  • 377 young people have taken part in the programme since it launched in January 2018. 
  • 43 young people have achieved an Arts Award through their participation in the programme 
  • The overwhelming majority of youth professionals saw positive change to young people’s motivation, confidence, teamwork and self-expression during their time on the programme​. 
  • 92% of young people said they had tried something new through participating in the programme 
  • 93% said they will continue to access arts activities through their youth club or somewhere else. 

You can read the evaluation of the 2017/18 pilot of Young Culture Makers here.


Want to get involved?

If you are a London Youth member looking to offer more inspiring, challenging arts opportunities to the young people you work with, please get in touch for more information about how you can get involved.

Have something to offer to young people and youth organisations? If you are an artist or arts organisation interested in working together to reach more young people, please get in touch to share ideas.

Contact our Arts Development Officer, Emily Reddon | 020 7549 8813