About Creative Youth Charity

Creative Youth is a charity that aims to enable young people to realise their potential through the Arts.  The charity allows young people in Kingston, and surrounding areas, to be involved in innovative, original, ambitious projects working with artists of the highest quality.

Find out more about us, how to get involved, the latest news or how to support us.

Creative Talent Programme

The Creative Talent Programme identifies young and emerging artists and companies who have the potential to become excellent creative practitioners and exciting entrepreneurs in the arts sector through providing them with considerable artistic, business and strategic support.

The programme includes So You Wanna Work in the Arts, our free webinar series discussing key industry topics.

Supported by Arts Council England.

International Youth Arts Festival

Creative Youth’s most significant annual event is the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) which offers an exciting programme of theatre, dance, comedy, music, visual arts, spoken word, carnival and circus. Innovative young artists travel from all over the world to appear at IYAF. 

Since its first Festival in 2010, IYAF has become England’s biggest multi-arts festival for performers aged between 5 and 26, supporting the presentation of work for and by young people and celebrating the journey from early artistic discovery to emerging professionals.