YouthLab Summer 2019. Visit to Standard Practice Studio. Photo credit Owen Herbert.

YouthLab is CFCCA’s programme for young people who are interested in contemporary art and developing – or considering developing – a career in the arts and culture sector. Through a series of free practical workshops, artist talks and cultural trips, those who take part are offered the opportunity to work alongside CFCCA staff, artists and local, national and international practitioners to develop their skills and experience and work on live public-facing projects, supported by the CFCCA team.

Upcoming Events and Projects

YouthLab Autumn Gathering:

Tuesday 26th November, 5-7PM @ CFCCA
Open to all aged 14-25 
CFCCA are revamping our YouthLab programme and developing a new young people’s collective which will:
  • Work on ‘live’ art briefs and projects
  • Create content for CFCCA’s contemporary art programme
  • Learn how to develop a creative career
  • Develop a range of artistic skills
If you are interested, come along to our open autumn gathering on Tuesday 26th November to find out more.

Previous YouthLab projects include YouthLab Summer 2019: a 5-day experiment in art-making and collectivity, open to all aged 16-21 with an interest in art. Together we explored how art can function to change society, how we can re-think and take ownership of art galleries and public spaces, and discovered alternative approaches to art education through a mix of practical hands-on workshops and creative discussion – including guerrilla gardening, experimental public furniture building, film-making and print-making.

YouthLab Summer 2019. Print-making Workshop at Islington Mill with Hanaa Cara. Photo Credit Owen Herbert.


You can also follow YouthLab developments on Instagram @cfcca_youthlab.

CFCCA is an Arts Award Supporter, and participants in YouthLab are able to gain Arts Award Bronze and Silver, depending on the nature of the project.

For further information please contact