Creative Youth & Leadership Programme (CYLP)


A collaboration between Caspian Arts Foundation and University of the Arts London and part of the National Art & Design Saturday Club saw a series of successful sessions focusing on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, which expire in 2015, and the theme of Global Peace.
Word spoken artist, George the Poet was invited as the inaugural CYLP Ambassador and Mentor, talking to a group of 14 year olds about the importance of believing in oneself and materialising one’s dreams and revisiting the notion of bringing poetry and words as a powerful medium of transmitting messages through art.

Students were broken down into groups to share ideas and select their leader, deciding the core theme their art work would explore. The main goals looked at were:

  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Overcoming Racism
  • Education
  • Overcoming Gender Inequality
  • Overcoming Poverty and Injustice



These are big ideas for a group of teenager students to tackle but what was delivered turned into a series of impressive and large scale artworks, performances and a stage setting to express some of these ideas through a more unique language. The final videos of the sessions will go into the National Art & Design Club exhibition held at Somerset House this summer.

To read the news release, click here.