YAK | Young Art Kommunity

Courses, Clubs & Classes: Young People: FREE

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YAK | Young Art Kommunity

Thursday 23 March 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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:

12, 19, 26 January

2, 9, 23 February

2, 9, 16, 23 March


More about YAK on 12 Jan

Come for a workshop with H2DANCE and Fest en Fest YOUTH.  No previous experience necessary. 

In the session we will play around with silent disco and explore ideas for curating your own YAK festival in the spring.

Equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your favourite tunes on your own phone and headphones.

Find out more about fest en fest


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Dates and times

Thursday 23 March 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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