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.


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


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.

The project is now ongoing, and we’re inviting young artists aged 5-25 to respond to the question; what does my language mean to you? This could be your own language, or that of your family, friends and community. You can respond as part of your school group, individually or with members of your household.

Your submitted work will be showcased as part of YNAF 2020 and on the my language website.

Click here to find out more



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…