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We are a charity that works with young people to develop their creativity, skills and confidence through arts and media projects.
Voice is our arts and culture magazine for young people.
Creative Pathways supports young people to explore the arts in their local area, develop arts reviewing skills and build their experience as trainees & contributors on Voice.
Youth Voice & Influence is our training programme supporting arts and youth organisations.

In 2022/23 Voice attracted 200,000 readers and supported 56 young arts reviewers and 20 trainee journalists.

Upstart has trained over 300 arts professionals to embed young people’s voice in their organisation.

‘I could not recommend this project highly enough – it should be available to ALL young people’

Voice Local Reviewer

‘Voice was a great opportunity to develop my skills as a writer and to work with editors’

Voice Trainee Journalist

‘A well facilitated and engaging training session – I left feeling good about youth voice’

Youth Voice course participant

A group of young people being consulted; sat in a circle on chairs at the RSA

Young Arts Reviewers 2022

Caroline Bray, independent evaluator, reflects on the impact of Voice’s young arts reviewer programme. Throughout 2022 the Voice team worked...

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Some of our partners and commissioners

"Participating in Kickstart made a huge impact to my professional life as I have been able to find a new job with Sky Sports as a result of my time in this role"

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"I was given a sense of confidence from the training day in my ability to bring what I have learned/done previously to be an asset on a board of trustees"

Young people training to be trustees - sat in a circle with flipchart


Young Trustee Development Programme

Our memberships and accreditations