True to our ethos, YNAC is a platform that celebrates creativity and performance by and for young people in Norfolk and is open to anyone aged 16-25.

Through regular meetings, training sessions, practical hands-on workshops and collaborative sessions with our partners, the Collective develop the skills and knowledge to enable them to manage, produce, promote and evaluate arts events, activities and exhibitions.

Members of the Collective have the opportunity to:

  • produce, promote and manage arts events and exhibitions
  • learn and develop new creative skills alongside professional artists
  • gain training and mentoring from industry professionals
  • develop knowledge of the creative and cultural industries
  • record and document projects through film, photography, writing blogs, creating podcasts and radio content
  • attend and support events at YNAF, Norwich Science Festival and Norfolk & Norwich Festival
  • enhance CV’s and career prospects
  • work towards a Bronze or Silver Arts Award

How to apply

Recruitment for 2020 is currently closed but if you are interested in getting involved then get in touch below.

We want to make sure that the Collective is inclusive and accessible as possible, if there are any barriers to you joining e.g transport, financial or access, or you have any questions then please get in touch.



Developed through training, meetings, partnerships and collaboration, developing skills in creativity, production and performance

no space, every place

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. Find out more


Produced by the Comms Team. A Zine is a small magazine that is produced by one person or a small group of people, and is about a subject they are interested in.


Written and produced by the Collective, the YNAC blog features news, reviews and creative responses to events and projects. Click here to visit the blog.


Circus took centre stage in 2018 to celebrate the 250th anniversary since the art-form was born! Norwich was selected as a Circus 250 host city

Selected as a Circus 250 host city, Norwich’s Lord Mayor’s Celebration concluded around a parade of elephants, a circus themed Lord Mayor’s Street, street performances and exhibitions, followed by Chapelfield Summer Circus, a celebration of circus in the big top the following week. The events were created by local and national artists working with the community to tell the rich story of Circus in Norwich. YNA worked with local schools, artists and internationally renowned Kinetika to create outsized flags and creative costumes for this wonderful event. There was also a preview at the Great Yarmouth Carnival.


Young Norfolk Arts Festival Comms Team Juke Box James, Taylor, Imy, Heidi and Tarren choose tracks for the Future Radio Juke Box.

Young Norfolk Arts Festival 2018 ran from 21 July 2018. A celebration of creativity by and for young people in Norfolk. Future Radio is providing radio training for the young communications team and this juke box put together by the team was their first experience of recording in the Future Radio studios in the centre of Norwich.