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Young People

Join our Young Artists Collective


If you're aged 16 to 25 and would like to learn the art of songwriting, how to play a new instrument or develop your skills on an instrument you currently play, why not join our Young Artist Collective? No experience needed. 


We meet at our Studio at The NewBridge Project, Clarence Walk, Shieldfield, NE2 1AL every Thursday 5:30pm- 7:30pm and Friday 5pm-7pm. Tuition is available in songwriting, singing, keyboard, drums, guitar and bass. All Sessions are free of charge. 

We support our Young Artists Collective and their band Reality Boots to create work about what they want to say about the world for our programmed events.


Our Young Artists Collective (YAC) and their band Reality Boots is made up of a diverse group of young people who work in and beyond the studio to create an individual and collaborative arts practice. 


Our weekly Young Artists Collective sessions provide the perfect opportunity for anyone 16 to 25 years of age with an interest in music, sound and other art forms to create work with a diverse group of people in a supportive, nurturing environment. Our young artists create work responding to national themes such as Holocaust Memorial Day, Refugee Week and our own UNITY Festival. 

​ If you would like to find out more about our Young Artists Collective, please contact our Lead Musician Peter Saaremets via email at or on 07855674012.​ You can also email our Project Youth Coordinator Rafael Bagott via email at













The Leadership Team

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

If you have any questions about the Leadership Team or any of our activities, please don’t hesitate to contact our Lead Musician Peter Saaremets at or Leadership Team member Nicole at

Our Young Artist Collective activity is made possible with support from Youth Music, Garfield Western, Wellesley Fund, and Community Foundation Tyne & Wear. 


"The Young Artists Collective expands peoples social and artistic circles" Young Artist Collective Member.


 "It helps people come out of their shells, and express our feelings through art and music" Young Artist Collective Member. 

"It’s something I get to come along to for myself, meet new people, be more social, it gives me something to look forward to, especially if I’ve had a hard week. It helps me to keep going." Young Artist Collective Member.

"It's a way to channel creativity and get a chance to play music with other people, music that you enjoy because you create it yourself, there is freedom in that and there is challenge as well, you get pushed and it helps you to grow." Young Artist Collective Member.

"It’s a chance to express a lot of things I wouldn’t be able to express in daily life. It can be a calm place. I can be social and interact with other people who aren’t my children. It gives opportunities to do events that I wouldn’t be able to do otherwise." Young Artisit Collective member.

Recent projects include:

Previous projects include:

"The songs had important things to say and the music was complex and unified- great musicians!"  UNITY Festival Audience Member 

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