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 March 2021, we worked with a group of 6 young creatives on Green Shoots, a remote collaborative project exploring the question: ‘What next for our City?’ In April 2021, a digital publication was launched as an outcome of the project. To view the publication and read more, please visit the Green Shoots page.

This project was supported by C-Change and Urbact.

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