Arts Council England (ACE) – Youth Advisory Board

Arts Council England – Youth Advisory Board

18 young people from across the North of England have formed the first ever Youth Advisory Board for Arts Council England (ACE).

Together they work with staff throughout the organisation to ensure the voices of children and young people are at the heart of what the Arts Council do.

Photo credit: Mehul Patel Reel Monkey Productions

What do the Youth Advisory Board do?

They board will have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities and tasks that directly connect to Arts Council policy and programme development. This includes opportunities such as:

  • Taking part in consultation work by listening to other young people and hearing their views
  • Advising staff in the organisation and stakeholders on key policy areas
  • Making recommendations by speaking at National Council meetings and presenting thoughts on key policy areas
  • The opportunity to engage in arts and culture across the North whilst developing their skills, knowledge and network

Delivery partners

Youth Focus North East

Youth Focus North East (YFNE) is an independent charity, established in 1989, with the overall vision to improve the lives of young people through high quality youth work. We exist for the benefit of young people and the organisations which support them. Our organisation is rooted in the values of good youth work: honesty, respect, equality, and inclusion.

We work with young people aged 11-25 across the North East of England to create lasting change in their lives and to positively influence the world around them. We work with some of the most socially excluded and disadvantaged young people in the region, with a focus on addressing some of the big societal issues of the 21st Century – poor mental health, employability and tackling loneliness and isolation.

Youth Work Unit Yorkshire and the Humber

Youth Work Unit Yorkshire and the Humber, established in 1998, is a strategic youth work development agency for the Yorkshire and Humber region. It is the focal point for the youth work sector in the region and has a unique role in bringing together the dual functions of support and development.

We aim to support youth work planners and providers in the region to maintain a quality youth work offer to young people as well as working with young people themselves so enable their voice and influence to be maximised locally, regionally and nationally.