Colchester Youth Arts Partnership

Is a limited company (No 3806479) established in 1999. It is a registered Charity (1077823) which exists to encourage and promote Arts activities for young people in the Colchester area of Essex.

The CYAP was created in response to the decision of Essex County Council to devolve the management of its music schools and to widen participation in youth arts activities. For a number of years CYAP successfully managed the Music School held on Saturday mornings at Colchester Institute as well as establishing activities in Dance, Drama and Visual Arts. Following subsequent decisions by Essex County Council to radically reduce funding for the partnership the Music School and the other activities were passed over to a variety of providers.

The CYAP has since then promoted a variety of projects, the most important being the Colchester Schools Prom Concerts, where secondary schools and colleges in the area come together to celebrate their musical achievements and perform together.

The CYAP works with commercial enterprises and local firms to fund the concert which is staged at The Charter Hall in Colchester.


Our Next Event is the Colchester Schools Prom Concert