Following recent national and international developments in regard to the spread of the Covid-19 Pandemic we are sad to inform you that we are having to cancel the International Youth Arts Festival 2020. This is not a decision that we have taken lightly but, as I’m sure you realise, we have to act in the best interests of the companies and individuals taking part, our audiences, our volunteers and our staff. We also wanted to make this decision as early as we could in an ever-developing situation. We now feel, as more and more countries take decisions to isolate, that there is little likelihood of the Pandemic receding at such a scale and rate for the Festival to go ahead in its current form.
These are unprecedented times and we have made what we regard as the best judgement for health and wellbeing. We know you will share in our disappointment but hope you appreciate the unique circumstances that have led to this decision.
This naturally has implications for the charity and we are working now to develop plans that allow us to continue our work and begin planning for IYAF 2021.
We know that you appreciate the importance of creative and cultural activity in fostering positive relationships and opportunities for all. We will be working towards being ready to emerge with activity as soon as the environment allows.
We appreciate your support, patience and understanding in these unprecedented circumstances.
Creative Youth and the International Youth Arts Festival
We are excited to announce two new opportunities for emerging artists as part of our Creative Talent Programme.
The Creative Talent Programme identifies young and emerging artists and organisations who have the potential to become excellent creative practitioners and gives them the artistic, business and strategic support to become flourishing, challenging, exciting organisations of the future.
TWO NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2020 – 21:
Creative Talent Scratch Night
This popup event will take place in March 2020 and will feature the work of 6 emerging artists. Apply before midnight on Friday 28 February here
Creative Talent Programme
Applications are now open for 3 emerging companies to join the next intake of the Creative Talent Programme for 2020-21. More information can be found here. Deadline to apply is Monday 30 March.
The Creative Talent Programme is generously supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Take part in a brilliant charity golf day with stars of the stage and screen at Richmond Golf Club and raise money for two charities supporting young people; StreetInvest and Creative Youth. Bring a team of 4 or come along and join a team – details below.
The Richmond Golf Club, Sudbrook Lane, Richmond, TW10 7AS
Friday 24 April 2020
Teams of 4 (or 3 + 1 celebrity) – £495.00
Individual entry – £150.00
Contact Kim to book your place or team
Creative Youth is seeking an experienced part-time Finance Manager to oversee the management, operations and day to day bookkeeping of Creative Youth/The International Youth Art Festival‘s finances along with financial reporting to the Chief Executive and Trustees as required.
This is a flexible role based in the charity’s office in Kingston town centre and will need a minimum of 35 hours per month with more hours required during the July Festival period. Salary £35K per annum pro rata.
Find out more here
Deadline: 13 January 2020