Creative Talent Programme 2021 – 2022

CREATIVE YOUTH IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW YEAR FOR OUR CREATIVE TALENT PROGRAMME FOR 2021-22.

 We are searching for three new and exciting emerging or early career companies/artists under 27 to support.

The Creative Talent Programme identifies young and emerging artists and companies 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.

We are particularly keen to support emerging artists or companies:

– from outside of London/ M25
– who identify as D/deaf or disabled or neurodiverse


We are also aiming to focus on underrepresented art forms, so the piece the artist or company wants to develop, needs to include an element of either:

– Puppetry
– Stand-up comedy
– Film or visual arts


The final 3 will receive:

– £2,000 to develop a piece of creative work
– Support across a year of activity with inclusion in International Youth Arts Festival
– Support from a bespoke, art-form specific, industry mentor
– Access to free office space (when available to CY) 
– Access to free rehearsal space  (when available to CY) 
– Professional development workshops

Please note, video applications are also accepted.


 

If you have any questions regarding this application, need assistance, require a large print copy or have any access issues, please contact Tom on programming@iyafestival.org.uk.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 1 AUGUST 2021, 5pm

Please note: If shortlisted, you will need to be available for an interview w/c 18 August. The interviews will take place via Zoom.

APPLY NOW!

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TALENT PROGRAMME

The Creative Talent Programme identifies young and emerging artists and companies 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.

The programme was formed in 2009, responding to a growing need from emerging/early career artists to develop their artistic skills, alongside the business and strategic knowledge that enable a sustainable creative output.

Previous Creative Talent Programme companies/artists have included award winning puppetry company, Smoking Apples, who have gone on to tour their work internationally, critically acclaimed theatre company, DumbshowWhat is Written Dance, and Circus Suburbia who run regular circus classes, workshops and performance for young people.

The Creative Talent Programme 2021 – 2022 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.


 

MEET OUR 2020-21 CREATIVE TALENT PROGRAMME ARTISTS: 

“The Creative Talent Programme has helped us navigate through a very difficult period and their support couldn’t have come at a better time. I really admire what Creative Youth do, which is put their artists first. Really recommend this for any artist looking to broaden their networks and strengthen their body of work, all with a bespoke mentorship.”

Company Member of whatshisface, Creative Talent Programme Company 2020-21 

“CTP has meant that I’ve developed amazing professional connections, grown my creative and business practice, and allowed me to feel I had a bunch of people in my corner helping me succeed! Definitely worth applying. “

 Hannah Raymond-Cox, Creative Talent Programme Artist 2020-21

“We’re incredibly grateful to be part of the Creative Talent Programme, it was extra special that for us we joined the programme in 2020. It has given us the much-needed support, as well as knowing a brilliant organisation like Creative Youth has our backs during the most difficult of times.

As artists and producers under-represented in the sector, and in particular with our work in the programme being so specific, we’re grateful that Tom, the Programme Manager, helped us pair up with a mentor whose work we really admire and are able to draw parallels with our project.”

Company Member of whatshisface, Creative Talent Programme Company 2020-21