Connecting Notts is Nottingham's Youth Cultural Partnership. They’re working to make Nottingham’s cultural scene thrive and be more inclusive and relevant to young people, now and in the future. The members of the group are representatives (aged 16- 24) of ChalleNGe’s arts partner organisations.
The members of the group are representatives aged 16-24 from ChalleNGe’s partner organisations.
Take a look at the Connecting Notts website.
Encouraging inclusivity of young people from all backgrounds, we build collaboration and communication between Nottingham cultural organisations.
Celebrating every art form, we strive to introduce and develop the arts experiences of Nottingham’s young people.
I’m a digital illustrator and animator currently studying on an art foundation course. My main interest is in 2D animation which I'm hoping to develop a career in. I’m a member of the Notts Creatives who aim to make art more accessible for teenagers in the pandemic.
Ava represents the Notts Creatives
With a degree in Acting and Creative Practice I am passionate about performing and creating thought provoking work. I love to read fiction books and watch plays at the Nottingham Playhouse. Writing is especially important to me, most notably in the form of poetry and playwriting.
Charlie represents Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature
Artist and activist, my work is about living in a world not designed for you, queer survival, embracing pain, and resisting power structures through community. About to graduate from NTU with a degree in Fine Art, I have lived in Nottingham for three years and am a member of Pending Collective at BACKLIT Gallery.
Gabriel represents the Backlit Gallery
Jaya (Stage name JayaHadADream) is a female independent rapper, singer, producer, journalist, podcaster, radio broadcaster, activist and community worker. Finishing her degree in Sociology at the University Of Nottingham in 2020, she now works as a creative at Fearless Youth Association and Mojatu Foundation.
Jaya represent Fearless Youth
I graduated from NTU in 2019 with a degree in Theatre Design and currently work as a designer in Stoke-on-Trent whilst volunteering remotely for Freedom Foundation. I am passionate about making the arts and creativity more accessible for young people.
Katy represents the Freedom Foundation
I am a musician and a composer from Beeston, I have lived in Nottingham all my life and have recently started volunteering for the Nottingham Music Service. I am competitive and self-confident (my sister would say arrogant) but also pretty friendly and curious. My favourite genre of music would be either Jazz or Classical.
Keelan represents the Nottingham Music Education Hub
I am currently at Loughborough University studying Fine Art. I won a Nottingham Young Creative Award in 2017 with a portrait painting and continue to work with portraiture in my practice. Alongside being a part of Notts Creatives, I have also done work experience in London, ran my own business, exhibited and sold artwork.
Lucy represents the Notts Creatives
I am currently in my second year of my Fine Art Degree at NTU, my work explores themes of Materiality, Time and Labour through the process of knitting. I am also part of the young people's group named Pending Collective at Backlit gallery- we aim to serve the community and provide art events and experiences for all.
Mary represents the Backlit Gallery
Matteo ‘Teo Eve’ Everett is a poet and short story writer based in Nottingham. His story ‘To Be Seen’ came first in UNESCO Nottingham City of Literature’s MyVoice Competition in 2020, and he
writes about all things pop culture for Voice magazine.
Teo represents Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature