Shape Youth is planning its next programme of activities supporting young disabled people. By supporting us, you will help young people get more involved in creativity, and follow vocational pathways that can lead them away from disadvantage and a life cycle of poverty, deprivation and exclusion.

Media workshop for the young people.Student and teacher viewing artwork at the private view.

Our programme incorporates work with schools, colleges and youth groups, as well as a blend of local and world-renown arts organisations and creative employers.  While most of our work is based in London, we have national reach, and welcome new partnerships with bodies who share our vision of a more inclusive cultural sector.  Find out more on these pages on our website (click on link)

Young people taking part in a workshop.

Incorporating Arts Award/ Art Mark initiatives, we work with professional role models, many of whom are disabled artists, or some of the all-too-few disabled leaders in the arts and creative industries.  Our youth forum, run BY young people FOR young people, provides a great hub for sharing ideas and experiences for the under 30s.

To read a blog featuring one of our young leaders, click here

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Banner image: montage of workshops at swiss cottage school

Page images: groups of young people attending mentoring and workshop sessions; bottom image: young participant at our Open Day at Royal Opera House