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

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.

You can 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.

YouthLab: Green Shoots 

From December 2020 to February 2021, we are working with a group of 6 young creatives on Green Shoots, a remote collaborative project exploring the question: ‘What next for our City?’ We’re having conversations about walking, neighbourhoods, community, green spaces, creative blocks, and the future. The programme is intended to support young people in developing their artistic / curatorial / design practice and using digital platforms to present their work and ideas.

We’ll be bringing the project together through a digital publication, launching in March 2021. This project is supported by C-Change and Urbact.

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