Started in 1973, The Arts Society Young Arts provides exciting opportunities for children and young people to expand their horizons through their involvement in creative arts activities.

We aim to inspire young people with a lasting enthusiasm for the arts and an awareness of our arts heritage and its conservation. Our vision is equality of opportunity for all to learn through participation in the arts.

Young Arts projects can include:

  • Artists in residence in schools
  • Funding for gallery and museum visits
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Bursaries/awards for individual students

Young Arts in Hampshire and Isle of Wight Area

  • Alton DFAS - Scholarships at Alton College, funding for an artist to work with Chawton Primary School, sculpture and dance project with Ansty Primary School and projects with Amery Hill School in Alton.
  • Alresford DFAS - Painting workshop for Winchester Young Carers in May 2015 with artist Michelle Buhl-Nielsen
  • The Arts Society Basingstoke - info coming soon
  • Grayshott DFAS - Art club at Grayshott Primary School.
  • Hart DFAS - Recent projects have been a fused glass mosaic at the Samual Cody Specialist Sports College:  a mural at Potley Hill School, Yateley;  a legacy textile at Buryfields School, Odiham to commemorate Odiham's relevance to Magna Carta; support for Farnborough 6th Form College's A level summer exhibition.
  • Solent DFAS - Over the last 3 years we have forged very close links with the Art department at Bay House School in Gosport with very positive results. We successfully submitted a winning entry to the RBA’s annual show in March 2013 and again in March 2014.  Last year,  we supported five, two hour life drawing sessions for up to 20 students per session by local artist Chris Wood at the school.   Currently we have supported a paper cutting and folding workshop at Bay House School.  The artist Elod Beregszaszi comes from the London based company FOLD FORM  and I have taken the following quote from their website.  "Elod, is the founder of Popupology and one of the leading foldesigners in the world using paper-engineering techniques based on Origami Architecture. His best selling popup greeting card range published by The Art File recently won Gift of the Year 2015”.
  • Southampton DFAS - Activity trail for young visitors to Southampton Art Gallery and funding of mosaics projects in two local schools.
  • Test Valley DFAS - Mosiac project with St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School in Andover, 'altar' cloths project with Appleshw St Peter's Primary School and a textile banner project with Vernham Dean Gillum's School.
  • Vectis DFAS - providing workshops and mentoring as part of Isle of Wight College's enrichment programme and exhibition of A Level Student's work at Whippingham Church.
  • Winchester DFAS - Art competitions with Peter Symonds College and Secondary Schools in Winchester.