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Empowering young creatives to pursue a career in the arts


      “It’ll be good to have everything in one space and to see what everyone else is doing – and just to meet people!”     Naomi Gennery is a Bristol based graphic designer and jewellery maker. Inspired by all things colourful and Perspex, Mango Tango Jewellery was born. She uses wobbly shapes…

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  “There’s going to be so much going on if you’re interested in creativity, you should go!”   Kim Pennell and Sophia Barnes are part of the YO Arts Fest ‘behind-the-scenes’ team who will be designing, producing and marketing the event to encourage young creatives to get involved with the fun and exciting occasion, which…

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Meet the YO Arts Fest team: The Hosts

“We’ve got more creative talent from the south west than you can shake a stick at.”   Pravanya Pillay and Nia Evans are the two amazing hosts of the YO Arts Fest, and this dynamic duo is sure to add a sense of energy, vibrancy and spontaneity to the event. Pravanya, who now resides in…

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Meet the YO Arts Fest team: CONNOR

    “Some people like to play guitar, I like to stand in front of a wall with a pressurised can.”   Connor Burke, better known by the alias Conrico Steez, is a Bristol-based illustrator and sign writer who combines his talents with street art to create breath-taking murals. He incorporates his grungy cartoon style…

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FREE Events Training Programme

We’re excited to announce that we’re planning a big Youth Opportunities event in collaboration with the Diverse Artists Network. As part of this, we’re offering 4 young people the opportunity to attend a free events training programme and gain work experience. This free training programme will introduce you to the essentials of effective event management….

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Applications Now Open for The Creative Enterprise Course!

About The Creative Enterprise Course A 4-day practical programme to support creative entrepreneurs. The course is designed for young creatives, from illustrators to designers, who are already confident practitioners of their chosen creative discipline, but would like to develop a portfolio and build skills to establish and grow a creative business. Delivered by practicing freelance artists,…

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Applications Now Open for the The Mentoring Club!

About The Mentoring Club The Mentoring Club is a ten month programme for a small group of young creatives, from illustrators to designers, with artistic ideas, that meet once a month to develop their projects. The group look at ways to increase clientele, generate ideas on getting their work out to a wider audience and…

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Celebrating Creativity in St Pauls – Join PAPER Arts in empowering Bristol’s youth

Last year we moved to St Pauls and we couldn’t be happier to be part of a community with such extraordinary creative potential. We are calling all organisations and individuals in and around St Pauls to join us to celebrate and reflect on our journey, so we can create new connections and discover opportunities for…

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Explore a Career in Art Therapy

Explore a Career in Art Therapy: AN OPPORTUNITY TO FIND OUT ABOUT DIFFERENT WAYS OF WORKING IN ART THERAPY Join Sarah Robinson from Art Refuge UK for an opportunity to find out about different ways of working in art therapy from the individual in the art therapy studio, to more innovative forms of art therapy…

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Clarity, Confidence, Courage and Calm

Clarity, Confidence, Courage and Calm – Internal skillsets, for external successes. Join Ebonie Allard for a short course that will explore the soft skills and mindset practices that lead to feeling good, avoiding burnout and creating a long-term, sustainable freelancer work-life balance. About the Facilitator Ebonie Allard is a certified Coach, creator of the Misfit…

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