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Best of FUSE Film 2022 – Award Winners

Posted on: July 28th, 2022 by cyEditor

FUSE Film focuses on celebrating the work of young film makers and sharing the creative talents of incredible emerging casts and crews. This year’s event screened all of our shortlisted films and awarding our winners in the following categories:

You can access all of this year’s shortlist films as part of FUSE International Digifest by clicking here.



Best Short Film:

WINNER: Harper

Nominees: Baile, Dead Susan


Best Miniature Film:

WINNER: Chains of Adolescence 

Nominees: CANNED, Hairy, Viking: A Short Film


Best International Film:

WINNER: Trigger

Nominees: For I Am Dead, Experience the World – The Train


Best Local Film:

WINNER: Under the Influence

Nominees: Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit


Best of FUSE International – 2022 Award Winners

Posted on: July 28th, 2022 by cyEditor

Firstly we would like to thank you to the amazing companies and performers who have made Kingston an exciting and inspiring place to be over the last 10 days.

A wide variety of awards celebrate all facets of our multi-arts programme, with each individual show/performance being reviewed by one of our team members. All companies who win an award also win a free registration to take part in FUSE International 2023 the following year. 


Best of Comedy: Appetite Everywhere by Hot Lemon

Best Solo Show: Manic by Raina Greifer

Best Music Performance: Erin May Official

Best of Theatre: Untitled Doc by Dark Roots Theatre Company

Best of Dance: Dillon Dance Youth

Best of Children & Families: The Silly Squirrel by Above Bounds Theatre

Best Ensemble: St John’s C of E Primary 


Upcoming performances:


Creative Talent Programme 22-23 Applications now OPEN

Posted on: July 19th, 2022 by cyEditor

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 arts, and careers within them, are changing. Since 2009, our Creative Talent Programme has been responding to a growing need from emerging and early career artists to develop their artistic skills alongside vital business and strategic awareness.

Previous Creative Talent Programme companies/artists have included award-winning puppetry company Smoking Apples, theatre company Dumbshow, What is Written Dance, and Circus Suburbia.

We are seeking one artist from the local area/Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames who identifies as ethnically diverse. We encourage applications from those who meet the above criteria who may identify as D/deaf and/or disabled and/or neurodiverse.

We are a multi-arts charity and as such would love to work with artists/companies who focus on underrepresented art forms.

Our chosen Creative Talent Programme artist will receive:

To apply for this opportunity please fill in both the and our through the link below. The deadline to complete these is Friday 26 August 2022 at 12pm.

Application form

Equal opportunities form 

Speaking about the Creative Talent Programme, CEO of Creative Youth Louise Coles said “As we know young people and young artists have been particularly hit hard by the pandemic, through unemployment, mental health issues and subsequently many feeling a loss of a sense of purpose, so it has been important for us at Creative Youth to ensure we have remained “open for business” providing the much needed stability and support during this time – our Creative Talent programme has been and continues to be a key part of this mission.”

whatshisface theatre company, who were a Creative Talent Programme Company in 2020-21 said “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.”

To learn more about what our current Creative Talent Programme artists Jordy, Scar and Chiyana are up to click here!

If you have any questions or require this application in a different format or need assistance then please feel free to contact us our General Manager, Daniel, on

Also if you have any access requirements or if we can provide any assistance please make sure to contact us to make sure we can best support you through the application process.