We are a youth-led online magazine, open blogging platform and space to promote events and opportunities for young creatives.
Here at Voice we are passionate about young people's views. We know how much you have to say about the arts, culture and the quickly changing (and at times very troubling) world around us. We aim to offer the biggest and best stage possible to get your views heard.
That's why we designed Voice as a platform to focus on the things we care about: youth opinion, lively debate and interrogation of the arts and cultural world as we know it.
We aim to bring you contemporary, thoughtful and provocative pieces. Arts, culture, politics and technology all interlink, and we want to explore that connection with you through interviews, features and comment pieces. Our editorial team care about these issues, and seek to provide a platform for engaging dialogue.
We also have a dedicated 'Arts Award on Voice' area, which brings together everything you need to complete your award, from 'How To…' guides to case studies and interviews with creatives who have previously completed an Arts Award.
If you register on Voice you can publish blogs and reviews to the site. If you are yet to join us, we encourage you to sign-up and make your Voice heard.
Thanks to our parent charity Upstart Projects for making this happen!
If you haven't visited us before, here's a few things you can do as well as reading our magazine...
1 POST ON VOICE
We welcome young voices and our blogs and reviews sections are open for you to post writing, videos, photographs and podcasts. We're interested in what makes you tick, what makes you angry and what inspires you. We want to hear about arts events that are happening in every corner of the UK and we want to know about what you'd like to change in the art world.
If you're under 13 you must have parental permission and, whatever your age, please do behave yourself while on the site! (We have some Ts and Cs with codes of conduct that you can read in full here)
If you'd like to write or make media for us, please do get in touch! We're always on the look out for new reporters and reviewers to join our Voice Contributors network. Just email your name, previous experience and a few writing examples to Voice's Development Manager Cath
2 USE VOICE LISTINGS TO FIND EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Check out our listings of callouts and events. There are networking opportunities, art competitions, free workshops and more from a host of fantastic arts organisations around the UK.
Voice also runs writing competitions, blogging callouts, photography briefs and many more opportunities for you to get your work seen on a global scale (sometimes there are prizes too!)
3 FIND AND REVIEW ARTS AWARD SUPPORTERS
Supporters are arts organisations that offer events, workshops and opportunities for young people, especially those doing Arts Award. You can find Supporter organisations and check out their profile and offer by searching the Arts Award Supporter map
Please post your own reviews if you've been to a show by a Supporter or at a Supporter venue - just make sure you select them when you publish your piece so it pops up in their profile page!
If your organisation is a Supporter and would like advice on promoting your offer on Voice, please email us
Finally, a few helpful links...