Celebrating Young Carers – Creative Commission

Tor­bay Youth Trust is seek­ing a pro­duc­er to deliv­er a project with young car­ers to cel­e­brate the devel­op­ment and evo­lu­tion of their car­ing roles”.

23:59 08/02/21
Contact Name
Jacob Brandon
UPDATE 03-02-2021: Due to the changing situation, the requirement for in person activity outlined within this opportunity is no longer compulsory. In person activity can still form a part of proposals but projects that are delivered entirely remotely are welcomed. We have also therefore extended the deadline to Monday 8th February to allow for applications taking account of these changes.

Torbay Youth Trust is seeking applications from artists, workshop leaders and creative practitioners to deliver a project with their young carers that will celebrate the “development and evolution of their caring roles”.

The project is to be delivered by March 31st and will work with three individual groups of young carers across three age ranges, Primary School 7-10, 11 to 14, and 15 to 18.

Each session will work with up to 8 young people (maximum 5 in face-to-face settings) with participants producing their own individual project that should come together to form part of a collective whole in a final showcase.


The main aim of the project is to celebrate the roles of the young carers supported by the Torbay Youth Trust, with a focus on their changing role during their time with the trust. In addition, Torbay Youth Trust has the following ambitions and requirements for the project:

- Submissions are welcomed across all artforms;
- The project should allow each young person to produce their own individual piece of work, with each individual piece coming together to form a collective whole; this may take the form of an exhibition or showcase, a combined installation, or other presentation format that brings together the work of the three groups;
- The project will in some part be exhibited at Artizan Gallery in 2021, but should not be limited to this display setting and applicants may wish to take into consideration the opportunity for this installation to tour to additional sites;
- The project should be accessible and rewarding, allowing the young person to achieve a complete work over one or multiple sessions across the project period, inclusive of any finishing processes such as firing;
- The project should be consistent across the three workshops, but also take into account differing abilities across each age group;
- The project will be documented as it progresses collaboratively between the successful producer and Torbay Youth Trust staff;
- By necessity, due to the current circumstances, any activity must conform with current lockdown regulations and may need to be delivered remotely, but should plan to include as much “face-to-face” activity as practical (see section 4.1);
- For accessibility purposes, face-to-face activity delivered as part of the project must be delivered in Torbay.
Most importantly, the project should be exciting and engaging for the young people at the heart of Torbay Youth Trust’s work.

For full details and to make an application, see