Upstart Projects

Upstart Projects is here to help you find your place and voice in the arts and media world.

We're the organisation behind Voice magazine and our aim is to create opportunities for young people to enjoy the arts and for young creatives to develop their skills and portfolio.

We support young artists, arts managers, critics, editors, writers, media-makers and trainers.

Through our projects, young people build skills, lead activities and find their voice in the arts. Some are already committed to following arts and media careers, others find their perfect job through working with us. And some just want the arts to be a big part of their life.

Voice magazine is a great example of how we operate, combining jobs, training, opportunities and open access. We employ a young creative team on Voice who recruit and train a large pool of volunteers to review arts events UK-wide, and we run an open blogging platform that anyone can contribute to.

We also share our expertise with other organisations. We offer training courses and workshops in fostering youth voice. We can help you to run events or develop your strategy. Just get in touch to discuss your needs.

'Upstart' suggests aspiration and ambition and attitude! We support young people to think big and achieve more.

Interested in working with Upstart? Visit or contact [email protected]