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Young People

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.

We support and learn from our Young Artists Collective and their band Reality Boots and co- create songs, film shorts and exhibitions about what they want to say about the world as special commissions for our programmed events.The Young Artists 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. 

Part of our mission is to go out into the community in order to help amplify voices of those who feel unrepresented in our communities. We use a variety of different art forms, such as songs, photography and video/film to highlight and respond to national themes such as Holocaust Memorial Day, Refugee Week and our own UNITY Festival. 

We place great importance on the collaborative process. Taking inspiration from individuals of all ages and backgrounds, we help enable their voices to be heard by supplying resources and showcasing work though live performances and curated exhibitions. All members of our Young Artists Collective also have the opportunity to join our band Reality Boots to create and perform original live music.


Join our Young Artists Collective 

Our weekly Young Artists Collective sessions provide the perfect opportunity for anyone 16 to 24 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. Sessions take place on Thursdays at various times (pm) at our Studio at The New Bridge Project, Clarence Walk, Shieldfield. Tuition is available in song writing, video editing, photography, singing, keyboard, drums, guitar and bass.


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.​


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. 

Recent projects include:

Previous projects include:

"“The work you did [with the music and photography] was fantastic especially now that we can do some of this ourselves and I am hoping to purchase a couple of iPads.”

Claire Dodd (Day Care Manager) St Anthony of Padua Community Association

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