Young People & 1525 Collective

Nottingham Contemporary's programme for 15–25 year olds is for anyone wanting to be creative, gain experiences, take part in social events or get your voice heard about the things that matter.

Get in touch with Wingshan, our Young People's Programmer on 0115 948 9750 or email

1525 Collective

1525 Collective (formerly known as Collabor8) is a group of young people that meet up regularly at Nottingham Contemporary. They shape and help run programmes of events, courses and projects, developing useful skills along the way. Their ambition is to connect with people across the city, develop new and exciting ways of working together, and to take on the issues that matter to young people.

We want to hear from you. As part of the group you can develop your own creative practice and knowledge of the arts sector, and build your collaborative and leadership skills and experiences.

“Our interests are diverse, from music to politics and computer science, but we all are passionate about connecting young people throughout the city with art and culture and acting as a voice for the wider youth sector.” – 1525 Collective member

“It allowed me to acquire skills I thought previously I was incapable of and has truly prepared me for the future, knowing I am capable of making a change.” – 1525 Collective member

Partnerships and projects

Are you part of a local group for young people or a local collective? We'd love to from you. We want to form partnerships and work together over time to create workshops, projects, events and exhibitions to share and develop skills and practice together.

Over the years we’ve built relationships with many local youth and community groups, arts organisations, schools, colleges and universities. People we’ve also worked with include:

Base 51, National Citizenship Service, Catch 22, New College Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Communities Inc., Dream, Hyson Green Cultural Festival, Chat ‘Bout, Carers Federation, Nottingham Young Creative Awards, Dizzy Ink, Surface Gallery and more.

Nottingham Contemporary’s Youth Programme is funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Thomas Farr Charity.

Find out more about our work with young people over the years in our archive.