Young Norfolk Arts is a charitable organisation that provides opportunities for children and young people to create and engage with creativity and culture across Norfolk. What started as the Young Norfolk Arts Partnership between local organisations committed to providing creative opportunities to young people has developed into the charitable organisation the Young Norfolk Arts Trust. The Trust champions the rich cultural and artistic heritage of Norfolk and works to ensure that local young people are presented with a multitude of ways to explore it in a way that enriches education and enhances aspirations.
Every July, we hold the Young Norfolk Arts Festival (YNAF) – a celebration of creativity and performance by and for young people in Norfolk. The first YNAF was in 2013 and the Festival has grown and evolved each year.
The YNA Collective engages and provides support to young people aged 16 – 25 years old. Through regular meetings, training sessions, practical hands on workshops and collaborative sessions with our partners, the Collective develop skills to enable them to produce, promote and evaluate events and exhibitions with Young Norfolk Arts.
Young Norfolk Arts also hosts a year-round programme of activities, including a
Literary Roadshow in partnership with the National Centre for Writing. We also enjoy
collaborating with Partners and organisations in all sectors to help them encourage
youth voice and creativity within their sphere of activity.
In 2023 we were proud to partner with the LCEP, Norwich Arts Centre, The National
Centre for Writing, The Forum Trust, UEA and NUA to launch and deliver the
inaugural Young Norwich Creative Awards. We are looking forward to working with
all the entrants to that Competition as the year unfolds and to building on this year’s
success in 2024.