Rural Young Creatives

Rural Young Creatives champions outstanding Artists from the North of England and introduces their work to children and young people. All the Artists have protected or under-represented characteristics, as outlined by the Equality Act (2010) and in conjunction with the Public Sector Equality Duty (2011).

With funding support from Cumbria Community Fund, Eden District Council, the James Knott Trust and Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, we will be bringing workshops into Eden and South Lakes schools in Cumbria and schools across County Durham and Northumberland.

You may recognise some of the Artists and Companies from recent workshops with us, or local performances –

Kema Sikazwe (Kema Kay) – Musician, Writer and Actor (Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Sarah Crutwell – Poet, writer and Spoken Word Performer (Hartlepool)
Eliot Smith Dance Company – Dance Performance (Gateshead, Tyne and Wear)
Maddie Morris – Musician, songwriter (Leeds)
Yvonne Battle-Felton – Author (Leeds)
Ella Jarman-Pinto – Composer (Penrith)
Naomi Sumner Chan-Dramaturg – script writer, theatre performer (Manchester)