Photograph of people at a Thursday Late at CFCCA

Thursday Lates at CFCCA 2018, photo by Joe Smith Photography

YouthLab is for young people aged 14 – 19 years old who are interested in art and considering a career in the arts. Through a series of free practical workshops, artist talks and cultural trips, young people who take part are offered the opportunity to work alongside CFCCA and local, national and international practitioners to develop their skills and experience.

YouthLab will help you to learn more about contemporary art, develop new skills and have a go at using the latest digital technologies. No prior experience is required, just an interest in art!

The last YouthLab programme was the Summer School which took place from 6 – 10 August 2018. Participants developed their individual portfolios with workshops in music production, social media, 3D design, collage and curating and visited the Manchester Craft and Design Centre, took part in a workshop at MadLab and met our current artist in residence, Ye Hida, to find out more about her practice. See images from this below:

YouthLab returns this Autumn with monthly social sessions – and all are welcome! Each session takes place in the Jasmine Suite here at CFCCA, from 5pm – 7pm. It’s the chance to meet new people, learn more about CFCCA and our exhibitions and take part in practical art-making workshops. Each session is FREE and travel can be reimbursed up to £5.

Upcoming sessions:

January 2019, date to be confirmed.

February 2019, date to be confirmed.

March 2019, date to be confirmed.

April 2019, date to be confirmed.

May 2019, date to be confirmed.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are under 16 years of age you will need permission from a parent or guardian. Please download our registration form from the side panel to complete and bring with you when you attend.

See more about YouthLab on Instagram: @cfcca_youthlab

YouthLab is supported by Awards for All by the National Lottery Fund.