Photograph of people at a Thursday Late at CFCCA

Thursday Lates at CFCCA 2018, photo by Joe Smith Photography

YouthLab is a registered Arts Award programme for young people aged 14 – 19 years old who are interested in art and / or developing 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. You can put all of this experience towards an Arts Award qualification. 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.

Further opportunities to be involved with YouthLab will be advertised here and via our social media.

To keep up to date with YouthLab follow us on Instagram: @cfcca_youthlab

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