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Creative Youth competitions now open!

We have 3 exciting competitions now open:

60 SECOND FILM COMPETITION
Calling all young film-makers. The International Youth Arts Festival 2017 is calling for submissions to its 60 Second Cinema competition, in partnership with O2 and Go Think Big.

We’re looking for films of no more than 60 seconds on the subject of ‘Home.’  A selection of the best entries will be screened at the festival on the 9th July, followed by an award ceremony in the Rose Theatre Studio.

Films of any style or genre will be considered, and can be created using pro equipment or just a smartphone.

So unleash your imagination and start filming. The films can be comedies, silent, action, animation – anything. As long as it is no longer than 60 seconds.

Entrants must be 26 or under on 9th July 2017.

To apply please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and send a link to 60secondcinema@iyafestival.org.uk by 17:00 on the 30th of June 2017 along with the following information. More information here.

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SCHOOLS ALBUM ARTWORK COMPETITION
We are launching a schools competition to design the cover artwork for an album being produced as part of Kingston RPM. Featuring music from our gig day and oral testimonies from the project, the album will showcase the musical heritage uncovered by the project, and we need your help to design a cover that reflects this. The winning design will become the official cover for the album.

All shortlisted album covers will go on display at the Rose Theatre, as part of the Kingston RPM exhibition. (NB – the exhibition opens on the 16th June and will run until the 9th September. The shortlisted designs will be on display in the exhibition after the 24th July 2017. More information about how to apply here.

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SEA STORIES DESIGN COMPETITION
To celebrate the ocean theme of the International Youth Arts Festival’s Gala performance, we are launching a design competition for under 11s, with a unique prize.

Entrants are being asked to imagine a new sea creature that has been discovered deep in the tropical oceans, and the best design will be made into a one-off cuddly toy to keep. The winner will also receive four VIP tickets to our Gala Performance of Sea Stories on 13th July and the chance to meet some very special celebrity guests and patrons. More information about how to apply here.

 

60 Second Cinema Film Competition

Calling all young film-makers. The International Youth Arts Festival 2017 is calling for submissions to its 60 Second Cinema competition, in partnership with O2 and Go Think Big.

We’re looking for films of no more than 60 seconds on the subject of ‘Home.’  A selection of the best entries will be screened at the festival on the 9th July, followed by an award ceremony in the Rose Theatre Studio.

Films of any style or genre will be considered, and can be created using pro equipment or just a smartphone.

So unleash your imagination and start filming. The films can be comedies, silent, action, animation – anything. As long as it is no longer than 60 seconds.

Entrants must be 26 or under on 9th July 2017.

To apply please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and send a link to 60secondcinema@iyafestival.org.uk by 17:00 on the 30th of June 2017 along with the following information.

Name:
Date of Birth:
Address:
Occupation:

This competition is open to anyone aged 26 or under and the director/writer must be no older than 26. Entries with actors, extras or crew over this age will still be accepted.

Shortlisted entries will be announced on the 3rd of July 2017 with the screening on July 9th at 14:00 at the Rose Theatre Studio, Kingston.

 60 Second Cinema Rules
Each film can be no longer than 60 seconds
No graphic violence
No unnecessary strong language
No nudity or scenes of a sexual nature

Recruiting 10 volunteers for oral history project – Kingston RPM: Records, People & Music

Kingston RPM: Records, Music & People – 10 Volunteers needed for oral history project
Extended Deadline: Tuesday 25 April 2017, 5pm

Volunteer Induction Meeting  27th April 6pm – please get in contact on kingstonrpm@creativeyouthcharity.org for more information

We are currently recruiting for 10 volunteers to work on our latest oral history project, Kingston RPM: Records, Music & People which celebrates the music history of Kingston from 1940s to 1970s. The project will bring to light the borough’s involvement in the record industry, its gigs scene
and the American Army’s influence on modern day swing.

No previous technology experience required, as full training will be provided; more important is a love of music, an interest in history and Kingston’s past and an ear for a story.

The histories collected will feature in an exhibition at the Rose Theatre from June, as well as make a contribution to Kingston’s History Centre and Archives and resource pack for local schools. There will also be wider opportunities to support heritage events as part of IYAF 2017.

Expenses and travel will be paid.
More information about the role requirements can be found here.

Please email charlotte@creativeyouthcharity.org with Kingston RPM Volunteering as the subject title by 10am, Wed 19 April to apply.

Kingston RPM: Records, People & Music CALL OUT

Kingston RPM: Records, People & Music, a new project from Creative Youth, is a homage to Kingston’s rich and varied musical heritage between the 40s and 70s. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and the Royal Borough of Kingston, we want to tell Kingston’s story. How the likes of David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, and Cream performed gigs here. How the American Army, who were based locally in Bushy Park, made a massive contribution to the progressive music scene, regularly holding dances, marching their band over the Bridge and bringing along with them, new jazz records previously unheard of this side of the Atlantic.

We are on the lookout for any memorabilia, photographs or stories relating to Kingston’s musical history between the 40s and 70s; from the army bands that came over in the 40s, to T-shirts, ticket stubs, programmes and badges from gigs in Kingston in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

You can get in touch with us via email at kingstonrpm@creativeyouthcharity.org, through our social media channels using #kingstonrpm on @_CreativeYouth (Twitter) or https://www.facebook.com/CreativeYouth1/ or by calling the Creative Youth office on 020 8549 2120.

Kingston RPM will feature a 12-week exhibition at the Rose Theatre from June and will peak with a record fair and host of live gigs in July, as part of the International Youth Arts Festival.

Cllr Andrea Craig, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Heritage, Arts and Leisure at Kingston Council, said:

“We need your help to capture the rhythm of Kingston between the 40’s and 70’s for an exciting joint   music project. Music and memorabilia are incredibly emotive, whether it’s a band t-shirt, a much-loved record, a ticket stub or even a fond memory, it can transport you back to a time or place in an instant. Take part, tell your story and help us create a picture of Kingston’s music history together for all to enjoy this summer.”

So, please, go and check those dusty boxes in the loft, or on top of your wardrobes. Check in with your grandparents, dig into those untouched old record boxes, photo albums or stacks of old magazines & newspapers. Help us tell the story.

#KingstonRPM

The British Bread Golf Open 2017

​Can you score into the floating hole on the Thames?

The British Bread Golf Open 2017 will take place on Eagle Brewery Wharf on Sunday 9th April between 1pm and 3pm.

​​Why not come down and chance your swing with the chance to become the British Bread Golf Open Champion and wear the coveted Green Jacket?

Three dough golf balls for a £5 donation to Creative Youth and your chance to become a world champion – just turn up to take part this Sunday.

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