FAQ

The Youth Arts Takeover (YAT) is a series of creative and artistic events co designed by young people and staff members to create high quality performances.

The main focus of events takes place at the Thornton Village Hall on Walker St.

Yes, Youth Arts takeover is open to working with young people aged between 16-29, the only other requirement is a willingness to get involved and give things a go.

If you’re interested, then get in touch and you can do a basic sign up with us.

We currently run sessions on a Wednesday 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00, some learner led sessions take place outside of this.

If enough interest, we are looking to put on a later session to make YAT accessible to all.

You’re welcome to submit ideas for the group to discuss.

We do try and plan events a fair while in advance so bear that in mind.

If you have ideas, then why not join in with the YAT session? Its great for your CV and experience.

Every young person works to their own level.

We give people opportunities however we are mindful that some people will take a while to get settled in and feel comfortable, in terms of putting on an event.

Some young people help with the basics of setting an event up on the day and guiding people when they come into the building.

Others get fully into the planning and help book acts, manage budgets and some have even performed.

We are looking at restarting our music making sessions around late January.

This time we will also put on a digital element, which will allow young people to create instant music and recordings.

It will also improve accessibility.

We are putting in a larger bid to have music sessions through 2020 and will know about this in March.

We have a wide range of events ideas lined up for 2020 including;

  • Working in a crossover with the University of Hull
  • A short story anthology launch
  • Photography exhibitions
  • A board game design
  • Video games events
  • Live at the village hall.

We are also looking at a Summer Goodwin festival.

For our game design sessions, we use RPG maker which does not require any knowledge of coding.

Many who have come to these sessions had never made a video game before, all we ask for is an interest.

If people feel they have something they can give to the project or have an area they feel could really benefit the project, then we are more than happy to provide spaces for volunteers to help on the project either within sessions or in terms of event planning.

We are also looking to start a quarterly arts magazine and looking for anyone interested in writing and finding out what art is happening in Hull. 

We often have placements from the Create 2 Change project helping on YAT.

Yes, our music making sessions will be happening until Aug 2021.

We currently offer instrument tuition and developing digital music making skills. We are funded through Youth music with the aim of several performances over 2021. No musical experience is needed to take part and we provide equipment needed.

We are working towards our winter event (winter shutdown fest), this will be a 3 day music, arts and wellbeing festival developed by young people.

 We also have our Scroll magazine and exhibitions which will have a few more issues out showcasing some amazing talent in the city.

 We have some side projects running currently including our video game design, children’s D& D adventure.

 Our last event will happen in March 2021

If people feel they have something they can give to the project or have an area they feel could really benefit the project, then we are more than happy to provide spaces for volunteers to help on the project either within sessions or in terms of event planning.

We are also looking for people to help with scroll our digital arts magazine. 

This could be in the form of content, interviews, photography or design. https://www.thescrollmag.co.uk/

We often have placements from the Create 2 Change project helping on YAT.

COVID has massively affect the arts sector and disrupted many of YATs original plans for the year. YAT has continued supporting young people and delivering sessions throughout the year alongside some events. Delivery has been largely online using zoom to deliver sessions both group and 1-1.

Any sessions that take place in the venue are done following a vast array of risk assessments to make sure learners and staff are as safe as possible. Events moved to been delivered online, this helped create a new audience and show a different way of working. It also helped develop new skills in terms of presenting, recording and promoting for young people.