Opportunity for Silver Arts Award participants at MozFest 2015!

Funding cuts forcing children's centres to lose focus on 'universal provision'

DfWP figures show 200,000 children pushed deeper into poverty over past year

Social isolation and NEET status raise risk of mental health issues for young people, study finds

Government to intervene more in child protection

Youth Social Action in Health and Social Care: a toolkit

Children's charities face funding squeeze

Addressing social problems key to effective youth mental health services

Supporting the emotional and mental health of the nation's children and young people | National Children's Bureau | Monday 13th July

Government 'fails to improve education of young disabled people'

Could you be the next BBC Young Musicians of the Year?

MPs reject votes at 16 for EU referendum

Youth Get In - Discussing alternative routes into the arts industry

Creative industries 'booming' in the UK

£150m grant scheme opens up to youth work

Report: Background to Digital Cultural Learning in the UK

Young Curators Masterclass

Why every artist should be a community artist

Artsplan training courses this July

Longlist for Family Friendly Museum Award 2015 announced

New Arts and Commissioning Toolkit Launches

Miss Represented - Home:Life

Darren Henley: More reasons to love libraries

Heritage Lottery Fund - Young Roots Briefing and Networking Session | 17th September | Newport Harbour

Frozen Light announces multi sensory theatre tour for PMLD audiences

Can art help conservation? Join in the conversation here

Horizon 20:20 update | June 2015

Connecting Collections: Book your place now

June: English National Youth Arts Network enews - OUT NOW! Read it here:

"Plans to withdraw housing benefit for 18- to 21-year-olds threatens to decimate efforts to tackle youth homelessness and unemployment"

Wednesday 11th November

Child Protection & Safeguarding in the arts and cultural sectors

Wednesday 23rd September

Creative Facilitation

Arts & Culture in the UK: priorities for funding, partnership and access

Thursday 8th October

Wednesday 14th October

Mentoring the Next Creative Generation, Birmingham

Wednesday 23rd September

Starting Out As A Freelancer, Birmingham

Friday 6th November

Mentoring The Next Creative Generation, Manchester

Friday 17th July

Mentoring The Next Creative Generation, Bristol

Wednesday 7th October

Funding Your Youth Arts Project, Bristol

Tuesday 8th September

Youth Arts Project Management - A six-day accredited course, Manchester

Thursday 8th October

Evaluating Youth Arts Projects, Gateshead

Artswork, a leading national voice for youth arts


Artswork is committed to transforming the lives of children and young people through arts and cultural practice.

Our mission is to place the arts at the heart of work with, for and by children and young people and to champion, lead and facilitate high quality work led by artists, arts and cultural organisations including the development of young arts practitioners/leaders.

We work through strategic alliances with the arts, cultural, education, youth and community sectors and aim to act as national champion to increase opportunities for children and young people to lead, participate, work in, experience and enjoy the arts.

Artswork is a leading national youth arts development agency and a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England.

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We deliver our work through a range of programmes
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We host training and development courses based around the different aspects of working with children & young people in the arts and cultural sector
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We offer events on a multitude of subjects within the youth arts realm - run by ourselves, our partners and others who share our vision
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