Here at Upstart, we run many different arts projects with young people and we’re always interested in new proposals!  Take a look at our recent projects and do get in touch

Our USP is that we develop opportunities for young professionals to act as project leaders, journalists and trainers and we support them to achieve success. We’re also committed to reaching young people who might not usually take part in the arts, opening the door to new experiences and maybe even a career path – whether that’s an inspiring evening, a work experience placement or a training opportunity. Our projects help young people to develop as ‘cultural citizens’, enjoying the arts in their local area and feeling entitled to use and comment on arts provision.

We also help and support other organisations achieve similar aims, including evaluating projects, supporting them to plan and design new programmes of work, and providing training for longevity. You can read a bit more about what we offer as Consultancy, Training, Research and in support of Artsmark applications.

Our staff and trustees have expertise in project management, including PRINCE2 and Logic Model, in theory of change, and in education and youth participation. We follow the principles of Save the Children’s ‘Putting Children at the Centre’ and Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Alongside our projects we run a Youth Voice training programme which supports organisations to embed youth participation and opinion. Our courses are available for booking, and are usually delivered by an experienced and a young trainer working in tandem.