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Join Young Arnolfini!

Be Part of Young Arnolfini and create ambitious art projects with other young people from across the city. Are you interested in experimental and ambitious art-making? What about co-operative creative discussion and working with other people from across Bristol? Arnolfini are looking for enthusiastic artists and writers aged 16-21 to become part of the Young Arnolfini collective.

We've been speaking to some past Young Arnolfini members to see why they think it's worth getting involved.

Charlie Crosley-Thorne was a member from the ages 18 - 22. He took part in putting on And Then We Pulled The Words Apart in 2015. 

"In the time I was part of YA I learned an incredible amount about myself and where I sit in the arts. We were given a vast verity of opportunities to exhibit solo work and group created work; produce a publication, organise a series of talks on subjects we though were important to people of our age, and be involved with and respond to current exhibition at the Arnolfini, and this just what I can think of off the top of my head.

Not only did it teach me about my own artistic practice but it also granted me invaluable experience working at the Arnolfini. I have since moved on to working at White Cube in London thanks to YA. 

YA has left a positive impact on every part of my life and if anyone asked me if it was worth joining, I would say they should take the chance with both hands and hold on tight."

To get involved, email with your name, age, what you are currently up to and why you want to be involved.

There will be two taster sessions, on Wednesday 8 February and Wednesday 15 February, both from 5pm - 7pm. The sessions will be informal and friendly, they are a chance to ask questions, take part in some creative activities and meet everyone whose involved. Find out more by clicking here.

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Sunday 15 September 2019 to Sunday 15 December 2019, 12:00 to 16:00


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