UK Young Artists champions the next generation of creativity.
We support collaboration and intercultural dialogue, ensuring a vibrant and diverse creative future for the UK. We develop artists’ practice through cross art form opportunities and celebrate creativity at national & international festivals.
UK Young Artists is delighted to announce that we were successful in our application to the Arts Council England Artist International Development Fund. Led by our Director, Michelle Bowen, UKYA will be travelling to South Korea to open up new dialogues and explore potential projects and collaborations.
The Shape Open is an annual exhibition of artwork by disabled and non-disabled artists created in response to a disability-centred theme. Any artist can apply to the call for submissions, the deadline for submissions is 12 noon, Monday 3 October 2016.
UK Young Artists is delighted to welcome Joe Rowley to our team as a young Curator. This new year-long post will see Joe work on some really exciting projects, including the curation of our National Festival in Derby this year.
At UK Young Artists, we're proud to say that we've worked with some truly fantastic artists over the years, and it's incredible to see some of our rising stars reaching great successes, both in the UK and all over the world. This week, the spotlight is on Liz West, one of UKYA's Ambassadors.
In light of the UK's decision to leave the EU and after what has been an eventful, shocking and sad few days for our country, UK Young Artists is looking to the future with hope and optimism.
Atkinson is a painter whose work has an unsettling power allied to a restless use of painterly skill. In this film, Matthew talks to UK Young Artists about his work, the importance of creative development opportunities, and his role as an Ambassador for UKYA.
We were delighted to be part of this creative writing project, working with residents at a homeless hostel in Leicester.