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YCA 2020 – deadline extension

18 March 2020

Given the developing coronavirus situation we have made the decision to postpone our planned Young Creatives Week – to include three Young Creative Awards ceremonies and associated exhibition – which was due to take place in the week commencing 18 May 2020.

Buy: The Nottingham Colouring Book

20 February 2020

It gives us great pleasure to launch The Nottingham Colouring Book, beautifully designed by Young Creative of the Year 2017, Isobelle Farrar. £1 from the sale of every copy of The Nottingham Colouring Book will be donated to The Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital run by Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

Young Creatives Club: Making the Most of Every Opportunity

18 February 2020

On Thursday 27 February (5pm – 8pm) we will be collaborating once again with The Big House and The Prince’s Trust for another Young Creatives’ Club at Blend. The Young Creatives’ Club is a space for younger creatives to to connect, network, hatch plans, collaborate, skill share, be curious, ask questions and discuss all things creative, digital, entrepreneurship, business, and beyond. If you are aged 16-25, this event is especially designed for you, although all ages are welcome.

New Sponsor Announced!

09 January 2020

Nottingham-based software company Serif have been announced as a key sponsor of this year’s Young Creative Awards, which is now open for entries. Serif is the team behind Affinity, a suite of professional creative applications for Mac, Windows and iPad which have been adopted by over two million users worldwide. The award-winning suite includes photo editing app Affinity Photo, graphic design app Affinity Designer and desktop publishing app Affinity Publisher, which was recently named Mac App of the Year 2019 by Apple.

Chung-Lin’s Villa Nova work placement

27 November 2019

22 year-old Chung-Lin Chen was the Young Creative Awards 2019 winner in the Fashion & Textiles category (19 – 24 age group). As part of her YCA prize, Chung-Lin had the opportunity to spend a week with the design team at Villa Nova, a division of the Romo Group.  Founded in 1993, the Villa Nova studio specialise in creating modern, versatile fabrics, wallcoverings and accessories.

YCN Youth Forum – Project Facilitator

20 November 2019

Young Creatives Nottingham – the charity that runs Nottingham’s annual Young Creative Awards – seeks a freelance Project Facilitator to…

YCA Winner Goes To China

26 September 2019

22 year-old Sasha Hughes-Stanton (pictured) was selected from nearly 100 finalists to win this year’s amazing UK Young Artists prize…

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019 – Empty Shop Windows Art Competition now OPEN!

23 August 2019

We’re looking for talented artists to help us celebrate Nottingham and all that we have in common… For this year’s…