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 biennials. Read our manifesto.
Congratulations to UKYA Alumni Benjamin Jones, who is among five finalists for the ACS Studio Prize 2019! Benjamin is a photographer who uses traditional processes to create experimental imagery, he graduated from Bath School of Art and Design (2016). Benjamin exhibited at Backlit Gallery in Nottingham as part of UKYA City Takeover earlier this year.
Learn more about the selected artists for Artshake International Gathering 2019.
Find out more about the stellar judging panel for the Robert Walters Group UK Young Artist of the Year Award: 2019.
UK Young Artists and The National Justice Museum are delighted to announce the two artists selected for the UKYA X National Justice Museum commission awards. Presented as a legacy of UKYA’s City Takeover in Nottingham 2019, the National Justice Museum shortlisted exceptional artists, who they felt could connect their practice to their enduring themes of crime, law, punishment and justice in an overt or esoteric way; bringing the historic themes up to date and relevant to people’s lives today.
Learn more about the selected artists for United, in partnership with Platform Nord.
UKYA City Takeover Alumni Konstantina Skalionta is performing her exquisite work Land(e)scape at OH Creative Space in London on Friday 14, Tuesday 18 and Friday 20 of June. Konstantina performed this work at Dance4 as part of our Nottingham City Takeover as it was truly a highlight of the week! If you’re in/around London, we recommend you go and see this!
UKYA recently took a trip up North to Preston, to visit G R A F T at The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library. Read our review of the exhibition here!
Learn more about the selected and visiting artists for UKYA Skegness Weekender: Terrain Vague, 26-29 April 2019.
UKYA is super happy to share exciting news from two of our Alumni; Joe Snape and Leonie Brandner, who are embarking on a UK tour with Joe’s new release Joyrobix, alongside ten one-shot films made by Leonie.
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…