Started in 1973, Young Arts provides exciting opportunities for children and young people to expand their horizons through their involvement in creative arts activities.We have helped a variety of projects for children of both primary and secondary school age ranging from silkscreen printing to working in oils.

The Arts Society Sidmouth supports the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition which shows the best of contemporary representational painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing.

The Arts Society works in partnership with the RBA to find the most outstanding work by final year A-level students from around the country and display it as part of the exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. The exhibition is small; in 2013, for example, only 20 works were selected, one of them from a Colyton Grammar School pupil. We aim to inspire young people with a lasting enthusiasm for the arts and an awareness of our arts heritage and its conservation. Our vision is equality of opportunity for all to learn through participation in the arts.

See the works selected by The Arts Society (then SIDDFAS) from the 2015 Colyton Grammar School A level exhibition here.