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Projects and Partnerships

Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs

The EU funded Atlantic Creative Youth Hubs Project (AYCH) builds a social innovation model for young people supporting social entrepreneurship, employment and education in the creative and cultural industries.

The AYCH project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme, and is designed to promote transnational cooperation among 36 Atlantic regions in five European countries.

AYCH aims to develop new approaches and interventions within existing youth settings, as well as in both formal and non-formal education settings, to connect young people, creative and social business leaders, with experts in emerging and disruptive technologies and creative industries. This will take place across a network of Atlantic Horizon Hubs that will help them to develop ideas, new products and services.

People sit on colourful chairs facing a screen on an orange wall AYCH Incubation Launch Event January 2020
A man shows a group of students some examples of laser cutting in Plymouth College of Arts Fab Lab AYCH Digital Week January 2019
A man standing next to a screen showing a yellow slide talks to a group of people sat around a desk AYCH Hackfest June 2019
Hands holding a cardboard structure AYCH Day 2 2018
A large group of people pose for a photograph in a large warehouse style room strung with colourful bunting and paper lanterns AYCH Creative Jam November 2019
A male student in a blue jumper makes a presentation to a group of people AYCH Day 2 2018
A student plugs colourful blue cables into an electrical circuit AYCH Day 2 2018

Oli Raud, Strategic Funding Manager and AYCH Project Manager at Plymouth College of Art, said: “Seeing young people recognising the importance that digital and enterprise skills have in helping them to shift their societal roles from passive consumers, to active makers and agents of change, was a real privilege. We’re proud that the college is able to lead these activities, both in the city and across Europe with our transnational partners."

For further information about AYCH, please contact our Development team on projects@pca.ac.uk.