YAK is Firstsite’s young-people peer led group which organises events and activities within the gallery and in the wider community.

Our aims are:

  • To provide employment and volunteering opportunities for young people
  • To develop new partnerships with youth and community organisations
  • To support Artists to develop collaborative practice
  • To showcase young people’s cultural activity
  • To develop young people’s artistic practice through mentoring
We offer a supportive environment which can assist young people in gaining experience, confidence and skills for future employment through volunteering, leading workshops, training opportunities and artistic development. YAK creates opportunities for young people’s progression through the organisation to inform and influence Firstsite and partner organisations.


Please visit the What’s On page for YAK activities under the ‘Young People’ tab, or read about our past projects here.