The Arts Society aims to inspire young people with a lasting enthusiasm for the arts and an awareness of our arts heritage and its conservation, and to expand the horizons of young people through their involvement in creative arts.

The Arts Society Cambridge, through its Young Arts Programme seeks to give more children and young people access to the arts through its sponsorship of local and national charitable organisations.  Our aim is to engage with children and young people from a wide range of backgrounds and with those groups who seek additional funding.

Previous Young Arts Awards


A £1000 donation to the Koestler Trust, a leading supporter of Art in Prisons. Their annual exhibition and awards scheme showcases the talent and potential of offenders, secure patients and detainees. Our award funded 10 under 25 Awards. The photo shows  Vicky Field and Jackie Ball receiving a copy of Arts Society Cambridge Under 18 award at the Preview of the 2017 Koestler Awards at the Festival Hall on the Southbank.


The Society donated £1000 to Eddie’s, a local charity supporting young people with learning difficulties.  Our award enabled their drama and performing arts group to write, direct and produce a short film which they were able to show to a public audience.


A £700 donation to Centre 33, a charity supporting Young Carers. This grant made it possible for 8 young people who were interested in furthering their art career to spend the day in London visiting the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.