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The winners of our 2012 Young Arts Project, Chloe and Abigail Baldwin, featured in the Business Page of The Yorkshire Post after their first year's success in running their own creative studio "Buttercrumble" in Leeds. They were finalists in the 2017 Aspire Award and Winner of the 2017 Art and Raw Talent Award and this year they have been nominated for the New Starter Business Award for the Yorkshire Choice Awards.

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Young Arts continues to support Scarborough Hospital Duke of Kent Children's Ward. We have recently donated a set of creative play kitchen/baking equipment to support the play room's new role play area.

In the playroom the children are able to experience 3D modelling using a variety of art materials, and the tools we have provided for them, to produce cakes, biscuits, fruit and vegetables etc to bake and use in role play in their new kitchen!

We have also donated three colouring books, the content of which is specifically aimed at the older and teenage patients on the ward. These provide relaxing, stimulating and achievable artistic experiences for those children who may be confined to bed.

Young Arts has also continued to support The Street in Scarborough with a donation of 50 pounds to be used by the Prevention Service in their work with young people in the Scarborough area. Our donation will buy materials for an Autumn project on tie dyeing, and using their resulting material for personalized designs on clothing.


Young Arts has continued to liaise with the North Yorkshire County Council Connecting Youth Culture Group based at The Street in Scarborough. This drop in centre is youth led for disadvantaged young people from 11 to 18 years of age in the Scarborough area.

Young Arts participated in an arts project entitled 'The Coast', in which the young people worked collaboratively to produce a series of designs based on fossils and, in April 2016, we made a donation of coffee table art books to be kept at The Street. These books were chosen for the interest and enjoyment of the young people.

Whilst maintaining our links with The Street, Young Arts is now also supporting Scarborough Hospital's Duke of Kent Children's Ward, providing age appropriate art and craft materials for the children to enjoy. The ward has beds for up to 14 children from birth to 16 years of age and the play worker provides daily activities for children who are in-patients, either in the playroom or at the bedside. Children in the adjoining outpatients department can also access the playroom and enjoy the facilities that Scarborough Young Arts provide.


The Arts Society Scarborough planned to support James Koppert, Area Arts Co-ordinator for North Yorkshire's Connecting Youth Culture, with the work that he does with The Street in Scarborough for future Young Arts Projects.  The Street is a world class youth and community facility based on voluntary, community and youth services.  Each week hundreds of people visit The Street for training, sports, work, arts or simply a place to socialise.  There is an art studio and The Arts Society Scarborough propose to support The Street by donating some Art reference books and we are hoping to help James Koppert with his efforts to bring the enjoyment and appreciation of Art to the disadvantaged young people of Scarborough in the future.


Seven artistically talented young people aged between 11 and 16 years were selected by James Koppert, the Young Arts Co-ordinator for North Yorkshire's Connecting Youth Culture, to attend Ken Wood's art studio where they were able to look around the works of art and then were given a short lesson on drawing in charcoal from life.  Ken Wood had arranged for a model in evening dress to sit for the class, and a live model was something they had not experienced before.  We presented each young person with a certificate of merit from The Arts Society Scarborough, a copy of the very colourful quarterly magazine with its many inspiring illustrations, and a ten pound W H Smith voucher for art materials or books.  Ken Wood selected two drawings which he felt were of greatest merit and we awarded as first prize a book on drawing with a presentation gift plate from The Arts Society Scarborough and presented the runner up with a sketch book and pencils.


The Arts Society featured our 2012 Young Arts Project on its website, showing two photographs of Scarborough's young artists.

The Summer 2012 edition of The Arts Society REVIEW magazine also printed a photograph of the young artists at their easels along with a good write-up for the Scarborough Society.  

 playCLICK for Scholarship Video to see Katya Belaia, the first recipient of the Zena Walker Scholarship, showing us some of the skills she has acquired since completing a 3 year Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

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Young Arts project winners
Young Art 2012
young art 2013
(1) 2012 Project Winners Chloe and Abigail   (2) Young Artists at work
(3) Everyone who took part in the 2012 Project to make it a great success