Our journey so far


Totem was born in 2015 and was developed by the Connecting Youth Culture (CYC) team as a business with a social purpose, all proceeds from Totem feedback into the council and the work we deliver through CYC.

CYC logo (update) no colour

Who are CYC

CYC is a youth arts project, our primary purpose is to use the arts as a tool to work with young people across North Yorkshire. CYC was established in 1999 and over the years we have developed a wealth of experience working with ’at risk’ young people, young people with special educational needs, and young people in out of school settings. CYC specialised in running festivals and events, predominantly for young people.

 Totem logo website B&W in a circle