Young Arts was set up to provide children and young people with exciting opportunities to get involved in creative arts activities.  Our work with young people helps to expand their horizons and build a lasting enthusiasm for the arts.   The Arts Society Sudbury, as a registered charity, provides grants or sponsorship each year and in this past year, we have directed support as follows.

As part of our support to encourage young people’s participation in and enjoyment of the arts, in 2019 we provided a grant of £500 to Thomas Gainsborough School towards their Sudbury on Canvas project.  This was undertaken in collaboration with 50 retailers in Sudbury who agreed to display pupils’ work in their shop windows throughout the month of July.  Using a variety of mediums, the pupils’ brief was to create artwork which reflected the type of shop it was displayed in.  Over 200 students of all ages and abilities worked together to produce the artworks that were displayed.  Selected work from the exhibition then went on display in October at Mill Tye Gallery in Great Cornard