Artspace Youth Arts Programme

The New Mercury Youth Arts Centre

  • Evening activities and holiday workshops
  • Work with professional arts practitioners
  • Art Awards
  • Young leadership possibilities
  • Festivals and other outside events

Artspace Cinderford empowers young people through creative opportunities and provides a safe and welcoming environment at the New Mercury. The New Mercury Youth Arts Centre was launched in 2003 when we moved into the building. All our regular projects have grown out of ideas and requests from young people. You decide what you want to do and where the project is going; we provide friendly, experienced arts practitioners to teach you the skills you need to make your ideas happen – even writing funding applications if you need extra money to do it!

Everyone is creative and there’s something for everyone. Why not come along and try something new that you don’t do in school, find out how to combine different art forms into a new project, talk to us about your ideas and, above all, have fun. You’ll make friends, learn new skills and develop your confidence and self esteem.

Our current regular programme includes projects in visual, performing and digital arts for young people aged five to eighteen years old and beyond. Work you produce by getting involved in any of these projects can count towards an Arts Award if you decide to have a go at one.

There’s something for everyone. Most sessions cost £4 for 2 hours.

Youth Arts Programme Sept – Dec 2018.

Link to View/Download Artspace Programme
Link to View/Download Schools And Under 5’s Outreach Programme

Circus Skills

Artspace Cinderford circus project is called Engage. Call Sally Gibson on 01594 825 111 (ext. 1).

Arts Awards

Artspace Cinderford is a registered Arts Award centre with qualified advisors on hand to mentor you on you chosen award, either bronze, silver or gold. To get involved please call Rob on 01594 825 111 (ext 1) or click here for further details of Artspace Cinderford’s Arts Awards scheme…

Work Experience

Are you in year 10? Do you want to know more about working in the voluntary sector? Are you interested in working with people of different ages and backgrounds? Then Artspace Cinderford may be able to offer you a unique work experience in our community arts centre. For more details about our work experience programme click here or call Rob on 01594 825111 ext 4


Please contact Artspace for further details of Youth Education Courses.


Please contact Artspace for further details of Adult Education Courses.


Please contact Artspace for further details of Outreach Courses.