Month: March 2017

Aniela Zaba, past IYAF Festival Director, is swimming 5.25 miles in Lake Coniston for Creative Youth!

Aniela Zaba, past IYAF Festival Director from 2008-14, will be swimming 5.25 miles in Lake Coniston to raise money for Creative Youth and the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) on 2nd September 2017.

Last year Aniela cycled 120 miles in one day for Creative Youth and she is keeping up the challenge this year. We hope that you’ll be cheering her on as much as we are! If you’d like to find out more and to sponsor Aniela, please click here.

Thank you Aniela for your ongoing support of Creative Youth.

Volunteer Project Management Trainee opportunities

Creative Youth is recruiting for project management trainees for the International Youth Arts Festival 2017. This is a perfect opportunity for a student or graduate to gain experience in Arts and Events Management and the winning candidates will be supported throughout the process by the IYAF team and a personal mentor. The winning candidates will be expected to start at the end of March and be heavily involved in leading and managing the project until delivery during the festival in July.

Trainee Project Manager roles

  • Trainee Project Manager – IYAF Carnival
  • Trainee Project Manager – IYAF Dance Showcase
  • Trainee Project Manager – 60 Second Cinema
    More information about the roles can be found here.

To apply please email andy@iyafestival.org.uk with a short statement explaining which project you wish to manage, any relevant experience you already have including educational (you will not be judged on a lack of experience, this is so we can assign the right mentor to each Trainee), how the Trainee scheme will benefit your professionally going forwards, why you are ideal for your desired event and what your creative vision is for it.

All applications must be submitted by midday on Friday 24/03/17

Andy Currums, IYAF Festival Director, is running the London Marathon!

Andy Currums, IYAF Festival Director, will be running the London Marathon to raise money for Creative Youth and the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) on 23rd April 2017.

Playwright Andy Currums, who wrote and starred in ‘The People’s Champion’ about snooker player Alex ‘The Hurricane’ Higgins at the festival in 2013, became the festival director in 2016. He was first involved in IYAF – one of the largest and most diverse youth events in the world – in its first year, 2009, playing a tree at the Rose Theatre. Andy said: “Having been involved with the festival for so long it’s great to have the chance to help develop and grow it further and help the next generation of artists find their feet.

We hope that you’ll be cheering him on as much as we are! If you’d like to find out more and to sponsor Andy, please click here.

Thank you Andy for your ongoing support of Creative Youth.

 

 

Creative Youth is recruiting for our new Kingston Music Heritage Project!

Creative Youth is recruiting for 3 new roles as part of our Kingston RPM: Records, People, Music project. This is a huge opportunity for anyone interested in the music heritage of Kingston and keen to work within an exciting organisation working close with creative individuals in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Creative Youth organises various and diverse events throughout the year and the International Youth Arts Festival Kingston which will take place from 8th-17th July 2016.

Heritage Lead (Deadline: Thursday, 9th March, 5pm)
Kingston Music Heritage Project – Heritage Lead Job Description Final

Heritage Researcher & Facilitator (Deadline: Thursday, 9th March, 5pm)
Kingston Music Heritage Project – Heritage Researcher and Facilitator Job Description Final

Heritage Project Management Trainee (Deadline: Thursday, 9th March, 5pm)
Kingston Music Heritage Project – Project Management Trainee Job Description Final

Project overview:

  • Exploring and recording Kingston’s rich and varied music heritage, allowing it to be identified, recorded and accessed in a range of interactive, sustainable ways.
  • Three unifying themes have been identified and will be explored, these are; the record industry, musicians/venues and the American Army’s influence.

Please provide a CV and short proposal (800 words) for how you would approach a project such as this, outlining how your relevant experience will effectively support this delivery.

Applications should be sent to Molly Freeman (Creative Youth Project Manager) at molly@creativeyouthcharity.org