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.
UKYA is mega excited for Nottingham’s new kid on the block, Queer Noise Club on Friday 29 March, 8pm. Established by UKYA Alumni and friend AJA, the night will blow your senses with experimental music and projections and promises to be an inclusive and safe space for you to be totally and unapologetically yourself! We caught up with Aja about why she’s organising QNC and why she feels it’s just what Nottingham needs…
UK Young Artists are committed to opening more of doors for young artists and as part of this commitment we will be working with Young Creative Awards Nottingham, providing a showcase for previous award winners as part of UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 19 and offering a prize for Nottingham's Young Creative Awards 2019 - entries are now OPEN.
Here at UKYA, we love to bang the drum for the incredible artists that we support and work with. Our new series, HYPE UP, will share news from our alumni, as well as throwing spotlight on some stand out events we've attended across the country. Expect news and views of exhibitions; artist features; new releases; and our top picks from the arts and cultural calendar in the UK and beyond!
UKYA has put together this guide to applying for UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 19. It includes advice and top tips from UKYA and our expert selection panel. It covers the four application form questions related to you and your work, and provides advice on submitting supporting media that puts your best foot forward and sets your application above the rest!
UK Young Artists has been working with Studio XX and the artist Natacha Clitandre for over a year to ignite and deliver a project which would see how Natacha and UK Young Artist alumni Louise Orwin might support a cross border residency. Our Director Michelle Bowen joined Louise in Montreal on April 17th and shares her experience so far...
Claudio Zecchi is an independent curator whose research is focused on investigating the relationship between art and public space. He has been residing in Japan for a few weeks, at the TOKAS - Tokyo Arts and Space, to develop the fifth chapter of this research. Here he is interviewed for ATP Diary about his project.
Michelle Bowen and Garth Gratrix arrived in Seoul to begin the new journey of collaborative working with our Korea partners at the Seojung Arts Centre. Find out more about the incredible exhibition "The Beginning" at the National Assembly in South Korea and follow the artists on their exciting journey!
We're very excited to announce the results of the selection of UK and international artists participating in the multidisciplinary residency "WORK IN COMMON” at Primary in Nottingham, organised in partnership by BJCEM and UK Young Artists...