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Empowering young creatives to pursue a career in the arts
30/10/2018

MEET THE YO ARTISTS: KIM

“Making something which people can look at and relate to, get inspired by and create something else with- it’s like conversing in an abstract way.”   Kim Jevon, or better known by the art alias of Piffy, is a Bristol-based graphic artist and textile print designer whose bold prints and personal flair are shown through…

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29/10/2018

MEET THE YO ARTISTS: LAUREN

      “Creativity can come from anything, even how you cook your food!”     Lauren Maria Hill is a Bristol-born artist whose works focus on portraiture and she will be showcasing her work at the YO Arts Fest this year. She will be live painting during the event onto a large canvas, exhibiting…

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28/10/2018

MEET THE YO ARTISTS: ADE

“Creative, for me, means a way of living”     Ade Sowemino is a young multi-disciplinary artist living in Bristol. He studied Forensic Science at the University of West England and now explores the arts through different mediums and outlets. Ade’s work is focused on people and insecurities by exploring what makes us human, from…

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26/10/2018

MEET THE YO ARTISTS: NAOMI

      “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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22/10/2018

MEET THE YO ARTS FEST TEAM : KIM AND SOPHIA

  “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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19/10/2018

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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17/10/2018

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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07/09/2018

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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21/06/2018

Applications Now Open for The Creative Enterprise Course!

About The Creative Enterprise Course A week-long 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…

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16/02/2018

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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