The aim of Young Arts is to encourage youngsters to enjoy and participate in all aspects of the arts by inspiring them with a lasting enthusiasm for the arts and an awareness of our arts heritage and its conservation.

With this in mind, THE ARTS SOCIETY WALTON ON THE HILL has given financial support for local schools to carry out special projects such as providing materials for the ‘Big Draw’, supporting a musical curriculum day and financing a Caribbean Steel Drum workshop.

In 2019, Young Arts funding has been given to St Peter’s Church Junior Choir for sheet music and to pay for customised sweatshirts for each choir member.   The choir sang beautifully on Mothering Sunday and have since performed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Father’s Day.  The Young Arts fund has also paid for a new cymbal to add to the percussion used in family services.
Coming up…  “Get Arty” day at Gatton Park on Sunday, August 4th 1.00-5.00 pm.  The Walton on the Hill Young Arts funding is contributing to the building of a giant textile sculpture with artist Sonia Percival, as part of a fun day of family activities, including a treasure hunt and mud painting.  Bring your grandchildren!  For details ring 01737 649068   £5 per adult, children free.

Our vision is equality of opportunity for all to learn through participation in the arts and it is very rewarding to witness the pleasure and inspiration the children gain from such experiences.

The Arts Society encourages its Societies to provide Young Arts opportunities in two ways:

Young Arts Projects: an arts related activity for young people (usually a one off) funded wholly or partly by a Arts Society.

Young Arts Groups: these are affiliated to a local Society, YA Groups organise regular arts related activities for their young members aged 8-18.

(Updated 21/07/2019)