Archive for January, 2022

How can the arts influence environmental change?

Posted on: January 13th, 2022 by cyEditor

Monday 24 January, 7pm BST

Panelists and Chair to be revealed very soon, stay tuned on our social media channels to find out who will be taking part in our very first ‘So You Wanna Change the Arts’ session. This new addition to our free webinar programme allows you to be involved in the discussion relating specifically to participation and change to the industry.

You can register your attendance .

Panel members:

Chair – Laura Sedgwick
Panelist – Robin Lyons (Ergon Theatre)
Panelist – Megan Willett (The Knot)
Panelist – Josephine Owen (The Knot)

Laura is a London-based theatre producer and co-ordinator. For the last several years she has worked on UK commercial theatre productions, mainly in the West End and on UK tours. Originally a participant of the Stage One trainee producer scheme, she has since worked as an independent producer, and is now working for National Theatre Productions.

Throughout 2020 and 2021, whilst not working in theatre in a paid capacity, they spent their time self-educating and engaging with sustainability in theatre, alongside joining various voluntary organisations. She is currently a declarer with Culture Declares an Emergency.

Robin is one of the co-founders of Ergon Theatre – a company that makes performance based work about the climate crisis and futures. Ergon wants to make climate science more accessible to people in educational, entertaining and empowering ways. They believe the arts have a huge role to play as a communicating bridge between the science community and the public. Ergon’s debut show The Wicked Problem premiered on the main stage at Contact during COP26. Ergon are or have been supported by organisations including MIF21, M6 Theatre, HOME, Contact, ARC Stockton, Julie’s Bicycle, Broadway Green Alliance, The Lowry, RFK Human Rights, Bolton Octagon.

Outside of the world of climate theatre making, Robin is a writer, public speaker and award winning actor. Robin’s acting credits include winning ‘best performance’ at MCR Culture Awards for his work with Louise Wallwein’s Hidden and a role in the upcoming final series of Peaky Blinders. Robin most recently performed in Ergon’s debut at Contact.

The Knot is a multidisciplinary design studio, founded by Josephine Owen and Megan Willett. As driven individuals, they combine their passion for research, education and storytelling to form a strong duo – a knot.

Megan is currently a freelance animator and designer based in Peterborough. As a curious creative, they always aim to insight positive change, raise awareness and communicate the complex. Josie is a designer from London who loves experimenting with design to evoke a positive change in the minds of her audiences. Her working process relies heavily on research and the testing of materials to story tell, educate and inform. In her work her aim is to always teach others and herself something new.

This webinar is part of a free series by Creative Youth, called So You Wanna Work in/Change the Arts, discussing key arts industry topics. So You Wanna Work in/Change the Arts is a podcast/webinar series produced by Creative Youth Charity.

This series is part of CY’s wider Creative Talent Programme which offers artistic, strategic and business support to young emerging artists. Generously supported by Arts Council England.

FUSE International Application Deadline EXTENDED!

Posted on: January 10th, 2022 by cyEditor



That’s a whole extra two weeks for you to submit your brilliant and creative applications to our team here at Creative Youth.

The artforms FUSE International incorporates are changing all the time. We don’t like to be prescriptive – fundamentally, if you have an idea, we want to hear about it. And whatever it is you bring, you can be assured of a supportive and energetic environment in which to present it. We have a wide range of spaces available during the festival, from small cabaret spaces to large scale auditoriums so whatever scale you feel ready to work to, we’re happy to help.

We are taking applications through Eventotron – an online festival platform – for all submissions. If you have any queries or any specific access requirements in regards to either the application process, your idea/project or anything else then please do not hesitate to get into touch with our team by reaching out at

All resources to assist with your submission can be found here.