YAK | Young Art Kommunity

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YAK | Young Art Kommunity

Thursday 8 December 2022 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

More times available


About YAK:

Develop your approach to and understanding of art with other young people.

Young Art Kommunity (YAK) is Firstsite’s young-people peer led group which organises events and activities within the gallery and in the wider community.

Our aims are:

  • To develop young people’s artistic practice through mentoring and gaining Arts Awards
  • To showcase young people’s cultural activity and contribute to Firstsite’s artistic programme
  • To develop new partnerships with youth and community organisations
  • To provide employment and volunteering opportunities for young people


This groups offers a supportive environment which can assist young people in gaining experience, confidence and learning new skills through volunteering, leading workshops, training opportunities and artistic development. 

YAK is open to anyone aged 15 – 25. To join us or find out more, please email Beth at [email protected]


YAK sessions take place on every term-time Thursday 5-7pm:

8, 15, 22, 29 September

6, 13, 20 October

3, 10, 17, 24 November

1, 8, 15 December


More about YAK on 24 Nov

Fest en Fest in association with Colchester based producer Steve Goatman will lead a round table session for YAK, brainstorming for Fest en Fest YOUTH 2023 with a film screening of the film made during Fest en Fest YOUTH 2022.  Come along and share your ideas of what a festival of the future could be.

Fest en Fest is an international festival of expanded choreography initiated and curated by H2DANCE. This project makes space for artists and audiences to come together and present performances and ideas, twisting and turning the definition of what choreography can be.

Find out more about fest en fest


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Dates and times

Thursday 8 December 2022 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday 15 December 2022 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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