The Arts Society believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn through the arts, and members make particular efforts to engage with children and young people from a wide range of faiths and backgrounds. There are various ways of arranging our Young Arts activities. The members of a local society may organise an arts event for a youth group or they may organise a Young Arts Group as a junior society working to encourage knowledge of the arts.

As project, a society might:-

Provide artists-in-residence in a school,

Fund visits to galleries and museums,

Arrange art exhibitions and competitions,

Purchase special equipment and art books, and

Fund bursaries/awards for individual students.

The Arts Society makes available grants for Young Arts projects.

We supported Petts Wood Library with arts and crafts materials during 2017-18 on a project to inspire young people to read and discover new worlds and create art from these. The photograph below shows the first piece of the mural with some of the young artists and with The Mayor of Bromley and the artist who led the project.

 In 2018-19, led by our Young Arts co-ordinator Sally Larner, we supported a local group enabling young people to produce a multi-media performance on 'Flight' starting from Leonardo Da Vinci's work and including the bumble bee. The young people wrote and spoke to the script, chose and performed incidental music, and printed backcloths using screen printing techniques. We financed the materials used for this project. After the presentation at their school, several of the contributors came to our next meeting and explained the way they worked on the project. 

For our 2019-20 season, we plan to help Poverest School decorate a passageway to a special unit for students with special needs. We will fund tiles which the children will work on by moulding profiling of their own design to create composite tiles which will then be fired do harden the result allowing the composite tiles to be mounted on the walls where they will be visible to the students walking to and from their unit along the passageway. As a ‘Thankyou’ we will fund a special display of a ‘Magic Lantern’ display that is being organised for the rest of the school, so those using the unit can have their own private show.