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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

Young Creative Awards 2022 Winners Announced

The winners of this year’s Young Creative Awards – celebrating the creativity of Nottingham’s young people – have been announced. On Friday 17 June, 33 young creatives (aged 11 to 24) were selected by judges as the most exciting creative talents of the year.

Serif's Affinity for Young Creatives in Nottingham

Since 2020, our sponsors Serif have been generously donating their professional Affinity creative software to YCA winners and finalists. We caught up with a few young people to find out how they've been getting on with it.

Young Creative Awards 2022 - Closed for Entries

Thank you so much to everybody who has taken the time to enter the 2022 Young Creative Awards, which are now closed for entries. Shortlists will begin being announced on 6 June...

Where Are They Now? Catching up with YCA Music Winners

Since it was first introduced in 2010, the Young Creative Awards Music category has celebrated a broad and hugely talented range of young Nottingham musicians – from singer-songwriters to classical composers, producers to bands.

YCA Finalist Named One of Britain's Best Young Artists

Huge congratulations to Aimee East - a YCA finalist in 2020 and 2021 - who made it to the final of the BBC's Best Young Artist competition.

Making New Friends: A Young Creative's Day Out in Leicester

In February 2022 a group of YCA winners and finalists took part in "Making New Friends" - part of UK New Artists' Leicester City Takeover. Rhea Mann wrote about the experience...