Wysing Arts Centre


Creative Council of Young People

Year, type of grant

2021-22, Open, Main Grants

Grant awarded

£26,000 over 24 months


To support a new Creative Council to offer marginalised young people in rural Cambridgeshire sustained engagement with art. The programme promotes equality of access, amplifies young voices, and encourages creativity. More details.

Who, what, where

  • Young people 14-18 years, from the local community
  • Creative producing, mixed arts, visual arts
  • Equality of access to the arts, raising aspirations, young person’s voice
  • England, East, Cambridgeshire, rural

How this project supported Ragdoll Foundation aims

This application was strong, clear, well-argued, and well-articulated. It was straightforward and compelling, without unnecessary jargon. It demonstrated a strong commitment to reaching out, listening to, and involving young people in rural Cambridgeshire with limited opportunities to engage in the visual arts. The project is strategic and ambitious, and the trustees were confident that it will engage its target group and achieve its aims.