Youth forum


Anthem Youth Forum brings together young creatives aged 17 – 24 years old from a mixture of genres and music backgrounds to work with us over the period of a year. 

Together, we find new ways to help Anthem grow and put our goals and values into action. Our Youth Forum is intrinsic to our mission, enabling access to music and nurturing diverse talent to take the next steps to careers in music. 

Youth Forum members come from all areas of the industry. Sessions explore what young people need to progress in the music industry in Wales, identify and discuss ideas to solve issues, discuss the structure of music in Wales, and explore what Anthem can do to support youth music in Wales. 


‘Being part of the Youth Forum is a fun, informal way to connect with other young musicians or people working in the music industry’ 

‘The Youth Forum was a great opportunity to be heard, to really talk about what matters about music and why it is important’

‘Through the Youth Forum we got involved with other opportunities, such as creating short films, blogs and organising an online music event. It was really fun’

Youth Forum

Andrew Ogun

musician, writer, creative director and activist

Youth Forum

Archie Howat

music producer, runs recording studio and releases own music

Youth Forum

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Youth Forum

Charys Bestley

freelance events assistant, show rep and photographer

Youth Forum

Chloe Jane Lovell

violinist, orchestra member, first year Music student, Cardiff University

Youth Forum

Dafydd Griffiths

band member (guitar), music student at Ebbw Vale college

Youth Forum

Ella Pearson

oboist, 3rd year Music Performance student at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Youth Forum

Gabriel Bernal

Music Business student, University of South Wales

Youth Forum

James Prendergast

live events promoter, radio show presenter, artist manager

Youth Forum

Kyle Jones / Qye

music producer, pianist, guitarist

Youth Forum

Mr X

makes, writes and produces music, studies with Forget-Me-Not-Productions

Youth Forum

Tayla-Leigh Payne

composer and final year Composition student at RWCMD

Anthem Youth Forum 2023

Find out more about the 2023 Anthem Youth Forum right here. 

Anthem Youth Forum 2022

Find out more about the 2022 Anthem Youth Forum right here.

Anthem Youth Forum 2021

Find out more about the 2021 Anthem Youth Forum right here. 

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