The Undercroft Scratch

A new pop-up space for emerging artists to perform short segments of their work. Raw talent in raw spaces.

The Undercroft Scratch Update: Postponed due to Covid-19

Following recent national and international developments we are sad to inform you that we are having to postpone The Undercroft Scratch. 

We appreciate your support, patience and understanding in these unprecedented circumstances. We will be working towards being ready to emerge with activity as soon as the environment allows.

Come and experience a new pop-up arts space on the riverside amongst the ruins of the first bridge outside London. The Undercroft Scratch showcases the work of 6 new artists featuring dance, music, theatre and comedy.

This is a brand new initiative by Creative Youth and supported by Arts Council England. This is where we turn derelict venues into pop-up arts spaces.

The companies/ individuals involved are:

  • Pound of Flesh
  • Freya Jackson
  • Greg Arundell
  • Bona Dance Company
  • Christina Dionysopoulou
  • Jack Hart

PLEASE READ BEFORE ATTENDING THE EVENT

Venue: The Undercroft, under John Lewis Kingston

The Undercroft is a disused space and as a result it DOES NOT appear on any maps so this address listed here 1 Riverside Walk, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1QN is the closest address to the venue.

Directions: The Undercroft is underneath John Lewis, once you arrive at Chakra Indian Restaurant you need to walk along the river, go through the underpass to the other side of the bridge and on your right hand side you will see The Undercroft. There will be sign posts and volunteers to point you in the right direction.

Access requirements: Please telephone the office on 020 8549 2120 if you have any physical access requirements as there are some limitations at the venue due to it being a disused space.

The Undercroft Scratch is generously supported by Arts Council England

 

Opportunities for emerging artists

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.

Charity Golf Day 2020

Creative Youth Charity Golf Day

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.

Location
The Richmond Golf Club, Sudbrook Lane, Richmond, TW10 7AS

Date
Friday 24 April 2020

Take part
Teams of 4 (or 3 + 1 celebrity) – £495.00
Individual entry – £150.00

Contact Kim to book your place or team
kim.darton@btinternet.com
07979 721433

We’re hiring! Seeking an experienced Finance Manager

 

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

Creative Youth’s Gala Dinner Auction – Open Now

Take part in Creative Youth’s Gala Dinner Auction and raise money to support young people in the arts

For over a decade, Creative Youth and the International Youth Arts Festival have been inspiring, supporting and fostering young talent. We are immensely proud that over that time thousands of young people have been given a platform and a playground, and have been inspired, encouraged and given a helping hand in their chosen path. These achievements are impressive, but none of them would have been possible without your support and continued involvement.

We are excited to announce that the Creative Youth Gala Dinner Auction is now live and as we move forwards and develop ambitious plans to continue the work of the past 11 years, your generous support is greatly appreciated.

How it works
The auction will be online until 4pm on Wednesday 27th November and is available to anyone who may be interested, so please do bid and share far and wide with your networks.

After 4pm on 27th November, the bidding will be transferred to a live server and only those in the room at the Gala Dinner that evening will be able to bid. If you can’t make it, don’t worry, simply enter a Proxy bid online and the system will bid on your behalf up to your chosen maximum amount.

You will need to register to bid, but you won’t be subject to any marketing messages, it is simply necessary for contacting the winners. Do contact us if you are interested in bidding on any of the auction lots with a LIVE banner and we can arrange to register a proxy bid for you.

Enjoy bidding on what we feel is a great range of interesting, fun and unique experiences. Some are for groups, so do get your family and friends involved and bid as a collective, then you may all have something to look forward to!

Click here for the live auction