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Age 14 – 18? Join in with Wysing’s brand new Creative Youth Council, starting Saturday 14 May, 12-4pm.

Creative Youth Council

Designed for and with young people aged 14-18. All sessions are free and take place on the second Saturday of every month, 12-4pm.

We invite young people to develop new creative projects and events, with the chance to roam our fields, use our ceramics and recording studio and work with artists on lots of different projects.

You could create a new podcast or soundscape, make clay sculptures, or develop new events and festivals, at Wysing, for other young people across Cambridgeshire to enjoy. 

Places must be booked in advance, click here to book via Eventbrite.

Please note: you will need to bring a packed lunch with you. Drinks and snacks will be provided during the session.

What is it?

Join this new lively group meeting monthly on Saturdays to:

- Collaborate and experiment with artists and meet new friends in a safe and supportive space.

- Let your imagination run free - share your ideas and express yourself with exciting art projects.

- Get involved in arts opportunities including creating events, festivals and resources as well as your own art work.

- Build transferable teamwork and leadership skills to support college, university or job applications. 

Why should I join?

Do I need to book?

Yes, we ask people to register for the sessions via Eventbrite.

How can I get there?

Free travel is provided from Cambourne, Cambridge and Huntingdon with DBS checked taxi drivers. This must be booked the Wednesday before the session. The taxi departs from Cambridge at 11.20am, collecting from Cambourne at 11.45am, arriving at Wysing for 12pm. The taxi leaves Huntingdon at 11.30pm, arriving at Wysing for 12pm. All the depart at 4pm and follow the same route back, arriving Cambourne at 4.15pm, Cambridge at 4.40pm and Huntingdon at 4.30pm. Timings are approximate.

If you require transport but find it difficult to attend from these locations, please get in touch with us so we can discuss potential travel options or other ways to support your attendance.

Wheelchair accessible transport can be provided if needed. If you require wheelchair accessible transport, please tick the box on the Eventbrite ticket checkout page and we will be in touch by email to confirm arrangements with you. Please let us know by 12 midday the Wednesday before a session, so we can make arrangements.

Do I need to have any experience? 

You don't need to come with any previous art experience to join. We want to support young people who are interested in working with others and getting involved with new projects.

FAQ

Who can attend? 

You don't need to come with any previous art experience to join. We want to support young people who are interested in working with others and getting involved with new projects.

Do I need to pay for sessions? 

No, all the sessions are totally free to attend with materials and refreshements included.

Do I need to bring lunch?

Yes, you will need to bring a packed lunch with you. Please note there are no shops nearby. Snacks and drinks will be provided during the sessions.

What do I need to wear?

We reccomend wearing comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear. Each session will focus on different activities, with aprons provided if required, but we encourage you to wear clothes that you aren't worried about getting messy or being outside in occasionally..

How can I get the bursary to attend?

We are able to offer a £25 bursary to support those attending the Creative Council. You will be sent information on this when you register. You will normally receive the funds within 2 weeks of attending each session.

What will a typical session look like? 

Most of the sessions (unless otherwise specified) will be based at Wysing. During the session you'll have a chance to meet the group, explore the grounds or exhibition, and work with an artist or designer to create new work together.

I'm not quite 14, can I join?

Those in school years 9 and above can join, even if they're not yet 14.

For other questions, please email Lucy Shipp, our Education Manager at Lucy.Shipp@WysingArtsCentre.Org.

Access Information

Please get in touch with us to let us know if there is something you need to be able to participate in Creative Youth Council, by emailing Lucy Shipp at lucy.shipp@wysingartscentre.org.

 

 

This project has been supported by The Ragdoll Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England.