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Thank you to Dream Body Bootcamp

A huge thank you to Ali Hitch of Dream Body Bootcamp who ran 4 community bootcamp sessions to encourage the local community to improve their fitness, with all proceeds going to Creative Youth.

  

The sessions had a great community atmosphere and Ali and the participants raised £112.50 for Creative Youth, enabling us to support more young people at the charity.

 

Job Vacancy: Artistic & Festival Director, Creative Youth

We are seeking expressions of interest for an Artistic & Festival Director for Creative Youth. This is a hugely exciting and rewarding role for the right candidate. We are looking for someone who is hungry, a hard worker, who cares deeply for arts and culture, gets a buzz out of seeing an event they have organised run smoothly and believes that the nurturing of young artists is essential to the arts and cultural sector.

The role holder will be a creative producer, leading all event management and providing creative input for the charity in the contracted term. Their primary task will be providing artistic support for the Charity, creating projects, and activity that sit within the artistic and business direction agreed by the CEO and Board. They will have responsibility for directing The International Youth Arts Festival Kingston (IYAF). As Festival Director, the new Artistic Director will build on the past nine festivals visioning a bold, high profile, imaginative festival in 2018, to celebrate the 10th anniversary, in line with the cultural branding and ethos of the previous festivals and Creative Youth’s views and goals.

The ideal applicant for this role will have exceptional project management, event management and organisational skills, impeccable people management, exciting creative flair, a passion for the arts and a genuine and well-rounded knowledge of the cultural scene – not only in the UK, but across the world.

A full job description is available here: Artistic & Festival Director, Creative Youth

Full details of the charities work is available at http://creativeyouthcharity.org and details of the International Youth Arts Festival, Kingston are available here http://iyafestival.org.uk

To apply:

To apply for this position please send a copy of your current C.V. and a covering letter outlining why you believe you are suitable for this position to hello@creativeyouthcharity.org.

Please email this address for any additional information you may require. This position is a freelance position and the role holder will be required to work flexible hours in order to deliver the contract. The engagement would be for a fixed contract until September 2018, of approximately 158 days (depending on start date an average 4 days a week) on an agreed daily rate (circa £150). Contract to be reviewed in September 2018. Probationary period – three months.

The closing date for this expression of interest is 5.00pm on the 5th November 2017. We will be interviewing potential candidates in November 2017.

Deadline:
The closing date for this expression of interest is 5.00pm on the 5th November 2017. We will be interviewing potential candidates in November 2017.

 

Job Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer, Creative Youth

We are seeking expressions of interest for a Chief Executive Officer for Creative Youth.This role requires an individual with vision and experience in management and leadership, preferably in the arts and charitable sector. The successful candidate will be a skilled negotiator, able to communicate well in a range of situations, and positively influence a variety of audiences and stakeholders. Well-developed people skills are a must, as you will need to engender trust and share in the sense of direction and purpose for the organisation. The team will look to you for their focus, their motivation, and to provide a clear vision for the future.

You will be an individual with excellent organisational skills, particularly when it comes to planning and implementing events and fundraising initiatives, and delivering powerful presentations to interested donors and foundations. In particular you will have overall responsibility for fundraising, financial planning, marketing and operations. You will therefore need to be comfortable working to and being held accountable for tight deadlines and tangible results, while also being able to identify risks and ensure strategies are in place to mitigate them.

You will need to gain an appreciation of our funders, donors and supporters, and their political, philanthropic and commercial motivations, in order to apply your business and political acumen and clear understanding of the cultural landscape to achieve our fundraising goals. Your success will be measured by the achievement of our business-oriented goals in the areas of developing Creative Youth and creating a sustainable financial base for the future.

The position is suited to a team player and someone with the gravitas, credibility and ability to exercise influence and the sense of purpose to get the job done. You should have the natural ability to bring hearts and minds along with you while creating a positive organisation culture through a spirit of generosity and a sense of humour. You will have a genuine interest in serving the needs of the Young People in order to help them develop through the Arts. In short, you will be a leader and ambassador for the organisation and believe that the work we do improves young peoples opportunities.

This is an exciting role for someone wishing to lead a Charity with a growing profile and reputation. Working closely with the Chair, you will be instrumental in growing the Charity and fulfilling its potential to increase its footprint and provide its services and unique methodology to many more young people across the UK and beyond.

A full job description is available here: Chief Executive Officer, Creative Youth.

Full details of the charity’s work is available at http://creativeyouthcharity.org and details of the International Youth Arts Festival, Kingston are available here http://iyafestival.org.uk

To apply:

To apply for this position please send a copy of your current C.V. and a covering letter outlining why you believe you are suitable for this position to hello@creativeyouthcharity.org.

Please email this address for any additional information you may require. This position is a freelance position and the role holder will be required to work flexible hours in order to deliver the contract. The engagement would be for a fixed contract until September 2018, of approximately 136 days (average 4 days a week) on an agreed daily rate (circa £170). Contract to be reviewed in September 2018. Probationary period – three months.

Deadline:

The closing date for this expression of interest is 5.00pm on the 5th November 2017. We will be interviewing potential candidates in November 2017.

 

Kingston RPM Album Cover Competition WINNER ANNOUNCED

We are delighted to announce the winner and runners up of our Album Cover Competition for Schools. These beautiful designs are now up at the Rose Theatre Kingston as part of the #KingstonRPM To Make A Record exhibition. The artwork will be on display until 9th September.

The first place winner will see their artwork used for the record sleeve of the Kingston RPM project album which is being produced in September! Each student below have also won a £500 bursary, for each of their classes to put towards a heritage activity.

1st Place: Maxwell Hansen (Year 7) – Coombe Boys’ School

2nd Place: Ashla Khan (Year 12) – Tiffin Girls’ School

3rd Place: Adam (Year 8) – Coombe Boys’ School

Heritage Lottery FundArts Council EnglandKingston CouncilKingston Music ServiceKingston University

Kingston RPM: To Make a Record Exhibition

Our exhibition all about Kingston’s music history, To Make A Record, will be up in the Rose Theatre Kingston until the beginning of September! You can see a sneak peek at what’s in the show here.

Running until Sep 9, To Make a Record is a unique free entry exhibition showcasing stories, objects, records, photos and music memorabilia from the 1940s – 1970s in Kingston. Come and explore this interactive exhibition that will illuminate Kingston’s musical past covering everything from Bowie’s first performance as Ziggy Stardust, the Decca Record Factory in New Malden and the arrival of Jazz music with the American Army in Bushy Park.

Kingston RPM has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and the Royal Borough of Kingston. The project delivery partners also include, Kingston Music Service, Kingston History Centre, Kingston University and the Rose Theatre.

Make sure you stay in touch for more news and events that are part of #KingstonRPM

IYAF 2017 AWARD WINNERS

There has been such a high standard of work and professionalism across the entire festival and we are grateful to all the amazing companies who performed at IYAF 2017. Congratulations to everyone involved and the 2017 Award Ceremony nominees and winners of each are listed below.
Best of Fest:
– The Next Placement (Winner)

 

– Sticks and Stones
– Strawberry Starburst
– Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World
Festival Friends Choice Award:
– Mine (Winner)
– The Missing Girl of Grigglewood
– The Next Placement
– Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World
Volunteer Choice Award:
– The Missing Girl of Grigglewood (Winner)
 – Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World
– Strawberry Starburst
– Tapestry
Best Marketing Award:
– Blurred Justice (Winner)
– What’s Between Us
– Awakening
– Little Meerkat’s Big Panic
Best Individual Performance: 
– Maryam Grace, Strawberry Starburst (Winner)
– Maisie Barlow, Mine
– Matthew Mahoney, Sticks and Stones
– Viviana Rocha, Awakening

IYAF 2018 Dates announced

  Credit: Tangle Photography

Thank you to everyone who made IYAF 2017 a great success. We had 200 wonderful shows over 10 days, engaged with local and international communities and were supported by over 90 volunteers.

Next year will be our 10th Festival and it will run from the 6th to 15th July 2018.

Applications to participate will open in November 2017.

To be kept informed please join our mailing list here

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