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Young Artist Collective & ECHO Artists

Young Artist Collective

The Young Artist Collective (YAC) is a diverse group of young people who work in and beyond the studio to create an individual and collaborative arts practice. Members explore different art forms and develop arts leadership skills with others.

Join our Young Artist Collective

Our weekly Young Artist Collective sessions provide the perfect opportunity for anyone 16 to 24 years of age with interest in music, sound and other art forms to create work with a diverse group of people in a supportive, nurturing environment. Tuition is available in singing, keyboard, drums, guitar and bass.


Sessions take place on Thursdays with no previous experience required and are free to attend.

If you would like to find out more about our Young Artist Collective, please contact Peter, our Lead Musician, via email at or on 07855674012.

Session Days & Times

  • Thursday's 5.30 - 8pm at our Newcastle-based studio.

Echo Artists

Echo Artists is a dynamic group of artists that have developed and established their practice in music, performance and visual arts. Many members have progressed from our Young Artist Collective and have the opportunity to work towards their Silver or Gold Arts Award.

ECHO Artists mentor and support our Young Artist Collective and are members of the Leadership Team who plan and organise Skimstone Arts' sessions and projects. They also collaborate independently to create their own music and art-based work.


Join our ECHO Artists

If you’re between 20 and 30 years of age and interested in being supported by Skimstone Arts to become an independent artist then why not find out more about how you can get involved? If you would like to learn more about our ECHO Artists, please contact Peter, our Lead Musician, via email at or on 07855674012.

Our Young Artist Collective and ECHO Artists' work is made possible with support from Youth Music, Newcastle Fund, Wellesley Fund, and Community Foundation Tyne & Wear.

Case Studies

The Leadership Team

Skimstone Arts’ Leadership Team is a group of more experienced members of Young Artists Collective/Echo Artists and Assistant Project Managers who meet each week to discuss matters important to them and Skimstone Arts.

This includes helping to plan Skimstone Arts’ workshops, projects and gigs, but also pursuing their own artistic endeavours and supporting fellow creatives in the Young Artist Collective and ECHO Artists and having more of a say in what Skimstone Arts is and does.

Many of the team have worked with Skimstone Arts for several years before joining the Leadership Team to create work that is important to them and their community alongside the company. The opportunity to join the Leadership Team is really rewarding, and a chance to develop skills further.

If you have any questions about the Leadership Team or any of our activities, please don’t hesitate to contact one of us at:

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