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The Discovery Centre provided a great setting for FYT’s first Early Arts professional development event. The programme explored early years provision in Leeds and profiled some great projects taking place across the city including Creative Partnerships Enquiry Programme at Brudenell Primary School.

Delegates were also treated to a tour of the Discovery Centre and took part in a spot of speed networking. For details about the next FYT Early Arts event please contact

The first Find Your Talent supported Leeds & Yorkshire Hub Early Arts Professional Development Day will take place at Leeds’ Discovery Centre on Thursday 29 April 2010.

Find Your Talent will be championing the early years sector through the Early Arts pathfinder.

Earlyarts Professional Development Days are for arts, cultural and early years professionals who want to explore creative practices in their work with young children and families. The workshops will teach excellent practice skills, explore case studies and will provide an opportunity for attendees to create their own networks within this field of practice.

There will be presentations and discussions on two local creative learning projects Linking Libraries and Localities and Creative Partnerships in Early Years. Two practical workshops will cover Accessing Early Years Education in Museums and Galleries  and a consultation session will be held by Ruth Churchill Dower (of Earlyarts) where attendees can contribute their ideas on what Leeds needs in creative practice for early years.

The full programme for the day, and booking information, can be seen by clicking here.

What was FYT?

Find Your Talent was a national programme to explore new ways of opening up cultural and creative opportunities to young people. Leeds was one of the ten FYT Pathfinders in England.

The programme was led by Leeds City Council and Education Leeds, working closely together and with the city's cultural and community sectors to find ways for more young people to participate in the cultural life of the city.

FYT was funded to operate between 2008-2011 but its legacy in Leeds continues through activities under the Breeze banner, as well as other initiatives.