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

Alongside our Young Norfolk Arts Festival (YNAF) every year, and our YNA Collective (YNAC) programme, we work closely with our partners to offer a year-round programme of projects and activities.


The Norwich 2040 Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) is a network of Norwich’s creative and cultural organisations, educators, schools and young people. Our mission is to make sure that all of the children and young people in the city and surrounding areas have access to our rich creative sector and its opportunities. The partnership is led by Norwich City Council in line with their Norwich 2040 Vision for the city and Co Chaired by our Director Lucy Farrant.

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Engage Works started as a programme in 2019, bringing together young people and creative organisations to explore access to arts and culture in our region.

In 2020 we offered an online programme for young people exploring creative career pathways and activism. Coordinated in partnership with the Norwich 2040 Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP), with support from Festival Bridge and Norwich University of the Arts.

Click here to view our 2019 programme

Click here to view our 2020 programme


In partnership with and led by Norwich Arts Centre, Young Visionaries is a youth led project that is aimed at young creatives aged 11-19. Young Visionaries creates one of a kind performance opportunities for young artists across Norfolk who are interested in all areas of creative disciplines. Whether you’re passionate about music, visual arts (in any medium), spoken & written word, dance, drama and any combination of the like, Young Visionaries is the place for you!

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Megaphone is a creative programme for young people aged 16-25, teaching them the skills and confidence you need to find their place in activism, amplify their voices and create change.

The programme started in 2020 with weekly online sessions exploring creative activism such as zine-making and blogs, video content, creating banners and printed materials, as well as platforms you can use to engage in online activism.

The group are now continueing throughout 2021, focussing on developing a campaign.

Click here to view their 2020 showcase.


Our Summer Wind Down programme provides creative inspiration you can do at home for children, young people and their families!

During August 2020 we posted weekly activities inspired by our Young Norfolk Arts Festival virtual programme.

So whether it’s visual art, dance, writing or music you’ve got a craving for this summer, we’re here to titillate your cultural taste buds with inspiration from our county’s finest young talent. Tune in and get creative.

Click here to check out our 2020 Summer Wind Down



Our Creative Multilingualism project was part of our Young Norfolk Arts Festival in 2019. It was inspired by a Multilingual Concert for primary schools organised last June by the Oxford-led research project Creative Multilingualism. Bringing together primary schools from across Norwich, and working with unaccompanied refugees studying at City College Norwich, culminating in a performance as part of YNAF.



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…