Creative Youth and the Cultural Education Challenge

Aged 11-18? Passionate about writing, dancing, acting, or directing? Join Ovalhouse Creative Youth! Ovalhouse Creative Youth are running a programme of arts activities for 11-18 year olds. Try out new art forms in our taster sessions, holiday workshops and performance projects. Get the chance to see shows and exhibitions in London for free. No experience needed.

All welcome but priority given to residents of Hyde, Metropolitan and L&Q housing.

To find out more email, or phone 020 7820 7269 and keep an eye on our website.


Click here to meet some of the artists in our Emerging Artist Team!

Additional information

The Cultural Education Challenge is an ambitious three year programme designed to bring about a step-change in Cultural Education and young people’s cultural engagement in London. London has secured a world reputation as a cultural powerhouse. Seven out of ten visitors to London say culture is the reason they chose to come to the city. But, despite this global position, not all London's young people benefit from access to culture. Cultural Education Challenge partners will work together to address these inequalities collectively for the first time.

It is led by A New Direction, with funding from Arts Council England through Bridge funding.

The programme has funded seven lead partner organisations to work with over 100 organisations ranging from housing associations, social enterprises, early years settings, local authorities, cultural organisations and schools.