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.
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…
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...