Creative Youth are delighted to announce that applications are open for our Creative Talent Programme for 2020-2021. We are searching for three new and exciting emerging or early career companies/artists to support.

We are particularly keen to support emerging artists/companies from outside of London/ M25 and/or, artists/companies who identify as D/deaf or disabled and/or work focused on this. We are also aiming to focus on underrepresented art forms, so the piece the artist/company wants to develop, needs to include an element of either dancecircus or music.

Each company/artist will receive:

– £2,000 to develop a piece of creative work
– Support across a year of activity (August 2020 – March 2021)
– Support from a bespoke, artform specific, industry mentor
– Access to free office space (when available)
– Access to free rehearsal space (when available)
– Professional development workshops

Thanks to Arts Council England we are able to cover access costs for successful artists/companies where required.

The Creative Talent Programme 2020 – 2021 is generously supported using public funding by Arts Council England and will work in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston Council, Kingston University, Kingston First, the Rose Theatre Kingston and Kingston College.

how to apply

1. Read the Application Guidelines

2. Complete the Application Form

Deadline: Wednesday 1 July 2020, 5pm

Interviews will take place on 6 & 7 July 2020 via Zoom.

The application is there so that we can hear more about you and your creative ideas. Don’t worry too much about the formality of it and instead, concentrate on the questions being asked and answer them in a way that makes sense to you.

If you need any help or support completing the application or have any questions, please contact the Creative Talent Programme Manager, Tom Stocks, on or 0208 549 2120.

Please note, we also accept video applications and these should be emailed to Tom, on the above address, by the deadline.

If you require any assistance, need a large print copy of the application or have any access needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on the above email address.