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


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YouthLab is CFCCA’s programme for young people (aged 16-25) 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: Greening the City

YouthLab: Greening the City is an exciting, public-facing art project exploring sustainability and waste in your local community, running from February to May 2020. Through participation in the project, there will be opportunity for you to develop your skills by taking responsibility for various roles (including research, marketing, event planning, curation and design), and to work collaboratively with like-minded people towards a common goal.

CFCCA will provide a space to meet regularly alongside specialist guidance and travel expenses. You will also have the option to gain Arts Award Bronze or Silver.

For more information and to apply to take part, please download, complete and return the application pack attached: Greening the City Call out Jan 2020.

We welcome applications from anyone aged 16-25 who is interested in the project, regardless of previous experience or qualifications. Note: Under 18s must have permission from a parent / guardian to attend the programme

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 4th February 2020 at 10AM.

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