Nottingham Creative Youth Trends is a new open-source report looking at under 25s, their lives and how they are creative in Nottingham.

We think this is the start of something really special: a process through which the young creatives of Nottingham can, themselves, affect change to improve the creative and cultural programmes that are available to them. This is about better-designed programmes, wider opportunities, accessible spaces and ideas that benefit the lives of under 25s in our city for the better.

Pulled together over a few months, the data captured by this report has been gathered by youth partners, arts organisations, schools and under 25s themselves through in-kind support, volunteering and sheer grit and determination. As a result of this amazing show of support over 540 11-25s told us about their lives, their futures and what it means for them to be creative. We're inspired by their insight and vision for our city.

The first Nottingham Creative Youth Trends Report launched on Wednesday 14th March at Nottingham Trent University. The report is now available to download below and we’ll be uploading our videos soon too.

Download The Report

To download your free copy of Nottingham Creative Youth Trends 2018, simply fill in the form below and you’ll get a copy sent straight to your email. Be sure to share your thoughts via #NottsYouthTrends and tell us what you think!


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Do Your Thing

Nottingham Creative Youth Trends has been hacked together through grit and determination over the past 6 months, and originally started life as a research project to shape DYT [Do Your Thing], a new creative platform for 13-25s in Nottingham.

Now the research is complete, DYT is now live – so go and visit dytlive.co.uk and see what all the fuss is about. Stay tuned for a whole host of exciting opportunities and developments from the DYT Team over the coming months which will provide practical applications of the findings of our creative youth trends report.

To get involved and partner with DYT whether you’re a school, arts organisation, youth group, business or individual just email dyt@wearenonsuch.com.

Nottingham Creative Youth Trends 2019

Nottingham Youth Trends 2019 is set to further expand on our learnings from this year's report with the vision of becoming a flagship event for everyone working with under 25s in our city and beyond. With under 25s identifying creative activity in such a fluid way, our 2019 report will look beyond just creativity and cultural activity, focussing on the holistic experience of growing up and getting on in Nottingham, and creativity's role within this. With over 500 under 25s taking part, it's already clear that there's a huge appetite for Nottingham's Youth to have their say; now the question is, what will you do to make their opinions count?

Want to support Nottingham Creative Youth Trends 2019?

It feels like 2018 has only just begun but we're already planning next year's survey and Creative Youth Trends Report. To make it even bigger and better than this years we need people like you to support us. Connect us to young voices, tell us what questions you want to know the answers to, or even sponsor a category!

Email: edward@wearenonsuch.com to talk more!