A celebration of creativity by and for young people

About Us

Young Norfolk Arts provides opportunities for children and young people to create and engage with creativity and culture across Norfolk.

We hold the Young Norfolk Arts Festival (YNAF) – a celebration of creativity and performance by and for young people in Norfolk every year, and the Young Norfolk Visual Arts (YNVA) programme and exhibition. We also run the YNA Collective (YNAC), a volunteer group of 16-25 year olds with an interest in the arts and creative industries either as a hobby or as a career path.

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Young Norfolk Arts Trust is a charity which uses all its income to provide life changing opportunities for young people across Norfolk. Every project and activity is offered to children and young people for free, including our yearly festival programme. Support us by donating what you can…

UK Charity Number 1162863


no space, every place open call

As part of the virtual Young Norfolk Arts Festival 2020 the YNA Collective are curating no space, every place - a virtual exhibition to be held from the 2 - 6 of July 2020. And we need YOUR artwork to fill it! There's also a chance to win some great prizes. We are looking for works specific to...

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YNAF 2020 Goes Virtual!

Presenting the first ever virtual Young Norfolk Arts Festival! In the light of so many festivals and gatherings being cancelled or postponed we have decided that this year’s Young Norfolk Arts Festival will be a virtual event. Whilst we are disappointed not to be able to bring everyone together in...

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To celebrate the (virtual!) launch of the Norwich Millenium Library's new Zine Library we've been posting up zines made by our YNA Collective. With a mixture of hand-drawn, DIY and digital featuring illustrations, reviews, photography articles and opinion pieces about all sorts of issues that are...

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YNA + NCW Poetry Commission!

We've teamed up with the National Centre for Writing to offer early-career poets the opportunity to create a poem suitable for 8-10 year olds as part of this year's North Norfolk Poetry Slam.  The commissioned poem (up to 24 lines in total) will be performed by the poet at two special events. The...

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