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Empowering young creatives to pursue a career in the arts
20/01/2020

6 Misconceptions About Being An Artist – with Harriet Wood

Recently, we spoke with Harriet Wood about what life is really like as an artist. Harriet is a graffiti artist, regularly delivers workshops with us and is passionate that you CAN make a living out of being creative.  Working for “exposure” is perhaps the most well known myth; you can’t pay rent with exposure I’m…

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09/01/2020

How To Successfully Apply For Funding – with Merlin Goldman

Applying for funding can be one of the biggest barriers to artists and creatives finding sustainable ways of working. A successful funding application can open up so many doors for you, and it’s so important that you go into it feeling as confident as you can. This is why we spoke to Merlin Goldman to…

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29/04/2019

The PAPER CIC Social Impact Report 2018-2019 is here!

2018 was a big year. Over the past 5 years, we’ve been working to provide spaces for young people to do what they love for a living. We’ve had our ups and downs, but 2018 really has been a year of ups. It has been amazing to work alongside a dedicated team of staff, young…

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13/03/2019

Applications Now Open for the Mentoring Club 2019! *Now Closed*

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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16/01/2019

Launch your business with our 4-day 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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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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