YAY Mates has come about through a need to connect artists and creatives in and around Havering. Created by three local organisations coming together with a shared social and active ethos - we hope that we can create a foundation for more creative opportunities in the Havering area and also produce a better cultural landscape where we live.
The YAY Mates team is currently made up of three collaborative art organisations based in Havering, Bluerskies Creatives, a holistic contemporary artist duo focusing on mindfulness and organic creation; Brennan & Burch, an edgy urban illustraion company that creates commercial design and products and The NO Collective, a pedogogic network of artists who create opportunities for young creatives in the UK and abroad.
YAY Mates is an informal group of artists and thier friends from East London (based in Havering) we are very welcoming of members from here and outside of the area.
We are a social bunch of people looking for conversation and collaboration rather than fees and competition!
We arrange regular meetups and inbetween projects and activities, and do our best to keep it cheap and cheerful.