Creative Hub Connecting creative people

Young Artists


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Within our programme we have a range of great opportunities for young people aged 6 to 17 to express their creative side. As well as providing fun new experiences and a chance to meet likeminded people, our programme aims to create the next generation of creatives, inspiring innovation, providing real life skills, and introducing people to their first taste of creative industry in action. Lead by creative professionals, our activities range from animation, photography and singer-songwriting to visual arts and filmmaking.

There are a number of ways to get involved. Joining our youth arts group Freefall, attending Arts Award supported activity at Exeter Phoenix, or taking part in our range of young people’s courses. Click the thumbnails below for more information.

Freefall Youth Group

Working across a huge range of artforms and alongside local artists Freefall Youth Group share ideas and develop projects together.

Arts Award

Getting involved with activity at Exeter Phoenix is a great way to gain materials for your Arts Award portfolio. 

Other Courses

A range of regular and one-off courses and workshops covering everything from animation to filmmaking.




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‘My son was always reluctant to undertake any extra curricular activities such as scouts or sports clubs; the exception to this being the Freefell arts group at Exeter Phoenix. Since joining I have watched my son grow in confidence in his own creative practice as well as enjoy opportunities to work with and meet a huge number of artistic practitioners and develop lots of new skills. In addition he has made many new friends. This has been a wonderful opportunity for him and a great resource from our local arts centre – surely the best possible example of constructive youth development possibilities. Thank you so much.’
February 2014