[Young Creative Citizens]
[Young Creative Citizens]
Blaze is a youth led, arts charity born in Lancashire. Our vision is a world where all young people are valued as creative citizens who can improve their lives, communities, and the world.
We hold the space for young people from all backgrounds to develop confidence, creativity and transferable skills through youth led creative projects and networks.

There are three main strands to our work

Young Producer Programmes

A producer is someone who takes an idea and turns it into a reality. Since 2012 Blaze has trained 1016 young people to produce their own festivals, publications, exhibitions or events. Our Young Producer Programmes combine high quality training, mentoring, peer networks and the opportunity for young people to access and take ownership of resources.


At the heart of our mission is our belief in the power of creative communities. We nurture and develop networks and partnerships that bring together diverse people to effectively collaborate and create change. We ensure that young people have the opportunity to lead and shape these communities.

Developing Youth Led Practice

We work with creative and cultural organisations to improve how they work with young people. We train them to reflect on their practice, listen effectively, champion diversity and embed youth voice within their work. We deliver bespoke packages of support for organisations who want to pilot new ways of working.