Creative Sparks – Register your Interest

Performing Opportunities: 24 & 31 March 2023 💥

Are you a young emerging creative aged 16 -25? Our Creative Sparks night could be the perfect paid opportunity for you to showcase short pieces of work that your or your company have in development.

The works presented can be extracts or works in progress ranging from a variety of different art forms and genres that include theatre, comedy, poetry and music. The only requirement is that they’re no longer than 20 minutes long.

So what are you waiting for, get involved and come and be one of the first performers in our brand new creative space!

How to Apply:

Our ‘Creative Sparks’ nights are aimed at giving emerging artists and companies the opportunity to showcase short pieces of work that are in development. This can range from works-in-progress, extracts, short pieces and more. This work can be from a range of genres whether it be theatre, comedy, physical theatre, music, poetry, etc and should be no longer than 20 minutes.

These ‘scratch nights’ are paid opportunities as part of our Creative Talent Programme and will be showcased as part of the pilot programme for our new creative space opening next year. We will offer each artist/company a £100 performance fee for taking part and access to free rehearsal space prior to the event if required.

To register your interest please click here and fill out this short form and we will be in touch in the new year.

Alternatively, if you would like to submit this application in video form or have any questions at all please contact our General Manager, Daniel.

DEADLINE: Sunday 19 March, 5pm

About the Event and our New Space

Our Creative Sparks evenings will take place on Friday 24 March and Friday 31 March which is an exciting opportunity to be one of the earliest performers in our new space.

Creative Youth have long dreamed of having a creative playground in Kingston, a place for young people to produce work, try new things, learn, share and develop their talents. Now, that dream is becoming a reality. Situated under John Lewis in Kingston, we will launch this space in 2023.

Formerly known as the Undercroft, our new space will be a place for young people, emerging artists, key academic partners, and community organisations locally, nationally and internationally to come together. With innovation, diversity and inclusion at its heart, it will be a multifunctional space, with areas for performance, exhibitions, creative practice, socialising, co-creation and more.

It will also be a home to FUSE International and our Creative Talent artists. The venue will evolve in close collaboration with young people and the local arts community. In short it will be your space, to build your future.

Thank you to Arts Council England for their support of this event and our Creative Talent Programme. Also a huge thank you goes to Riverside Walk for generously sponsoring this event.