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 the artists selected to represent the UK at the Biennale of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM). This year's international multidisciplinary event takes place in Tirana and Durrës, Albania from 4-9 May.
UK Young Artists was invited to attend the finals of UniSlam, 31 Jan at Curve Leicester, in which Manchester, Goldsmiths, Birmingham and Exeter Universities were competing for the crown. Here we reflect on the experience and highlight some of the excellent work.
UKYA and Abingdon Studios Blackpool are taking 12 artists to Blackpool for a weekend of creative exploration. This mini residency offers a period of flux and change to artists with little expectation beyond being curious and having time to think and to learn and share with others. Meet the artists here.
UK Young Artists is delighted to announce Sam Baker as the winner of the Mark Devereux Prize 2016. As the recipient of the award, Sam will receive mentoring from Mark Devereux to support the development of his practice.
UK Young Artists is working with The Mighty Creatives and Arts Connect, with investment from Spirit of 2012, to deliver a series of arts festivals inspired by the work of William Shakespeare. The project spans three years, with a different cohort of artists leading each year in regional settings in the areas of Corby, Horncastle, Tamworth and Wolverhampton.
"It has been liberating to meet so many artists, performers, poets and curators this past weekend. I am genuinely excited about what the future might bring and for me, this weekend feels like a turning point professionally."
UK Young Artists invited East Midlands Culture Blogger Emma-Hope to attend our National Festival in Derby in November and to blog about her experience. Read about the work she saw here.
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.