YOUNG NORFOLK ARTS FESTIVAL
Young Norfolk Arts is the umbrella term for three branches of an organisation that provides opportunities for children and young people to create and engage with art and culture across Norfolk. These are the Young Norfolk Arts Partnership, Young Norfolk Arts Trust and Young Norfolk Arts Festival.
What started as a partnership between local organisations committed to providing arts opportunities to young people (YNAP), has developed into a charitable organisation (YNAT) championing the rich cultural and artistic heritage of Norfolk and ensuring that local young people are presented with a multitude of ways to explore it in a way that enriches education and enhances aspirations.
Young Norfolk Arts Festival
For 10 days every July, we hold the Young Norfolk Arts Festival (YNAF) – a celebration of creativity and performance by and for young people in Norfolk. There are activities for children and young people in art forms as varied as classical music to filmmaking, spoken word to visual art, drama and dance to contemporary music. These events happen all over the county from small performances and skills workshops to high profile events such as the Lost River Stage at the Lord Mayor’s Procession in Norwich.
YNA Comms Team
A huge part of the work we do on a year-round basis as an organisation is the training and development of our Young Norfolk Arts Communications and Events Team.
The YNA Comms Team is a volunteer group of 16-21 year olds with an interest in the arts and creative industries, either as a hobby or a possible career path. They receive support and training from established local partner organisations, artists and industry professionals to develop the skills necessary for them to help us promote and record the activity of Young Norfolk Arts.