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Young Creative Awards 2023 - Open for Entries

Nottingham's Young Creative Awards - now in its 15th year! - is officially open for entries! Open to 11-24 year-olds living, working or studying in Nottingham, the Young Creative Awards champions creativity, celebrating achievements across 10 categories:

YCA Alumni: Lizzy O'Riordan on being Assistant Editor at LeftLion

Young Creative Awards alumni often go on to achieve great things. Lizzy O'Riordan won the Creative Writing category in 2016's awards, and was recently promoted to Assistant Editor at Nottingham's largest arts and culture publication LeftLion Magazine. We caught up with Lizzy to find out more about her role there, and what winning the award meant to her...

Young Creative Awards 2022 Brochure

The YCA 2022 brochure showcases the work of the winners and finalists of the 2022 Young Creative Awards.

Free Creative Workshops for 11-24 year-olds in 2023

Fancy a go at puppet making, rap battling, song writing, acting or bruk-up dance?

YCA Visual Art Winners Work Now Exhibited in Nottingham Shopfronts

Thanks to Nottingham BID, the 2022 Young Creative Awards winners of the Visual Arts category have their work on show in the city’s shopfronts. A huge congratulations to Hollie Betts, Adelle Iversen and Eve Moore – this year’s Visual Arts winners – whose artwork you can see out and about in Nottingham until Sunday 25 September.

Young Creative Performance Showcase 2022

Young Creatives Nottingham, Nottingham Lakeside Arts and Dance4 have come together to present some of the best young talent in Nottingham, for an evening of performances at Lakeside’s Djanogly Theatre.

Young Creative Music Showcase at Metronome

This Thursday 29 September sees the legendary ROB.GREEN headline a music showcase alongside this year's Young Creative Awards winners in the Music category: Ellie Stainsby, Oscar Marshall, Charity Stow, and Jack Chapman. Bag your free ticket here

Young Creative Showcase at Sneinton Market

Join us on Saturday 3 September, 12pm - 4pm, for a celebration of our incredible local talent, featuring a dance performance from Jamal Sterrett, live music from ALT BLK ERA, readings from our Creative Writing Award winners, textile exhibitions, and loads more