Welcome to YANC

YANC is an organisation that brings together professionals delivering across the youth sector in Wales to share best practice and resources. YANC is an embryonic network which started life in response to the youth arts sector lacking any sort of cohesive thinking and sharing of practice across Wales. Initially the network was formed on the basis of various companies who were initially involved in a project. However this quickly grew as there was a genuine appetite amongst practitioners and organisations alike to develop practice and networks pan Wales. YANC has now become a genuinely pan Wales network which involves both Welsh and English speaking companies and individuals. It regularly hosts skills and practice sharing workshops across Wales as well as its biennial CASGLIAD conference.


Together we are stronger – and our collective voice is louder. YANC is an open network that welcomes new members, from freelance practitioners to large organisations.

As well as benefitting from the networking and sharing as a member of the network, membership offers discounts to YANC events across the year, such as regional gatherings, skill sharing events, and CASGLIAD conferences.

Membership is annual and commences in April 2017

You can join by downloading and completing a simple membership form here


Casgliad 2017

Casgliad 2017

Are you passionate about the youth arts sector in Wales?

You are invited to explore and help build the future for youth arts in Wales with the Youth Arts Network Cymru (YANC) at Casgliad 2017, an inspirational day of networking, guest speakers, workshops, and discussion.

Before you book – Join YANC for event discount


YANC Regional & Skill sharing events

YANC Regional & Skill sharing events

YANC has no upcoming regional or skill sharing events currently.

If you are interested in attending future events, YANC welcomes you to join the network, as well as staying tuned via our Twitter and Facebook.

RawFfest 2017

RawFfest 2017

YANC actively supports and takes part in RawFfest – the new youth arts festival for Wales that is fun, innovative and surprising. It is planned and programmed by young people for young people.

This year RawFfest takes place on 17 – 20 August at Venue Cymru, Llandudno.

Who’s Involved

Just some of the the organisations that are part of the growing YANC Network:


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