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About Us

Aspiration Creation Elevation empowers disadvantaged young people through arts activities, role-model guidance, and inspirational experiences to tackle barriers preventing them from reaching their potential in life. Through our range of projects and programmes, we positively engage young people across inner-city Bristol, providing fun, supportive, and empowering outlets that help build skills, confidence, and aspirations. We aim to build a change from within. 

Our History 

In 2013, amidst heavy community investment cuts, three young leaders came together to form Aspiration Creation Elevation. This unique organisation was first set up to continue the delivery of music mentoring to young people in east-central Bristol’s disadvantaged communities, but it quickly became an enterprise with a deeper mission: supporting young people to tackle barriers preventing them from fulfilling their potential in life. Today, ACE is an award organisation and an integral part of Bristol’s youth sector.

Aspiration Creation Elevation

Our Sessions and Services More Than Music Sessions 

We believe the best growth happens when working with freedom. Our weekly drop-in sessions allow youths to engage with us in the best way that suits them. This level of provision can often act as the gateway for young people to further their interests in positive activities and progression routes. These sessions will also be propped-up by weekly fun and educational trips during school holidays. Just turn up and get stuck in! 


More Than Music

17:30 – 19:30 for 8 to 11-year-olds

@ Docklands Community Centre, St. Pauls


More Than Music

18:30 – 20:30 for 12 to 16-year-olds

@ Docklands Community Centre, St. Pauls


More Than Music

19:00 – 21:00 for 17 to 21-year-olds

@ Docklands Community Centre, St. Pauls


More Than Music

18:00 – 20:00 for 13 to 19-year-olds

@ The Station, Bristol City Centre 

Positive Paths

Our targeted sessions are aimed at supporting youths who are facing adverse challenges and maturing youngsters with exceptional abilities. We believe that everyone can achieve, that’s why we provide unique mentoring sessions for young people, helping them to realise their potential. We set achievable goals in a safe, fun, and friendly environment that supports young people to be creative and expressive. Each programme is designed to meet the specific needs of the individual. A young person must be referred to access this provision. 


Our targeted group sessions aimed at working alongside young people to develop key life skills; while exploring their identity, confidence, and aspirations. These themed sessions offer a fun, safe, and accessible space for participants to engage in learning activities and open discussion. To find out more, just get in touch!

BORN2BE Records

BORN2BE is a talent development movement, a record label that specialises in harnessing young potential within modern music of black origin. Our label stands to make a permanent positive impact on the music industry for the benefit of young undiscovered talent in Bristol. The Senior Executives, Darren Alexander, Cherrelle Grant, and Junior Executive Trevon Layne, used the best of 2020 to build this fantastic record label; which launched on the 30th March 2021! Creating an opportunity for young people to explore different prospects within the music industry in a realistic, but challenging setting. To find out more, click the button below!

Targeted Youth Services

ACE is part of Bristol’s Targeted Youth Services; alongside Bristol City Council, Creative Youth Network, and various other youth organisations. Together, we provide One: One and small group sessions that revolve around positive activities and guidance support. Referrals are taken through CYN, for more information click HERE.

We are an Arts Award Centre

Our fantastic team of creative guidance mentors are on-hand to deliver courses and programmes that result in participants achieving a nationally recognised qualification on completion. 


Meet The Team


Winner Of Rise Award 2019


Awarded Charity Excellence Framework Quality Mark