The YNA Collective is open to anyone aged 16-25 who is based in, or has links to, Norfolk.

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


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 curated no space, every place – a virtual exhibition bringing together work made by young people across Norfolk in response to lockdown.


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.


YNA Collective Juke Box; James, Taylor, Immy, Heidi and Taryn choose tracks for the Future Radio Juke Box.

During YNAF 2018 Future Radio provided 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.


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 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…