The Arts Society believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn through the arts, and make particular efforts to engage with children and young people from a wide range of faiths and backgrounds. There are various ways of arranging our Young Arts activities. The members of a local society may organise an arts event for a youth group or they may organise a Young Arts Group as a junior society working to encourage knowledge of the arts.

As project, a society might:-

Provide artists-in-residence in a school,

Fund visits to galleries and museums,

Arrange art exhibitions and competitions,

Purchase special equipment and art books, and

Fund bursaries/awards for individual students.

The Arts Society makes available grants for Young Arts projects.

Last year we decided to support Petts Wood Library to inspire young people to read and discover new worlds and create art from these.

We did this in two stages.  Firstly, an illustrator assisted seven to nine year olds to renew the mural in the children’s section of the Library to encourage their reading and creative skills. Secondly, there was a community 'get-together' with the young people and carers to read a book and create artwork from the ideas.  We supplied all the arts and crafts needed.

The photograph shows the first piece of the mural with some of the young artists and with The Mayor of Bromley and the artist who led the project.