Archive for November, 2023

AMPlify – Art (Episode 3)

Posted on: November 4th, 2023 by cyEditor

This episode focuses on music’s relationship to art.

How did artists promote themselves before the digital era? How did the widespread introduction of computers in the 1990s change the way music and art was promoted?

And does digitisation mean we have lost the craft of album artwork? Or does it open up new opportunities?

Jarek is joined by two graphic designers to explore this topic. As well as being an artist, Sue Smallwood played in Kingston band The Trudy in the 1980s – who were themselves enthusiastic producers of promotional artwork – while Josie Biggs is studying Graphic Design at Kingston University’s School of Art.

Listen to the episode on Spotify via the link below or by clicking here to view on our YouTube Channel.

AMPLIFY is brought to you by Creative Youth with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Jarek Zaba with Sue Smallwood and Josie Biggs
Editing and Mixing: Jarek Zaba
Editing assistance: Zuzanna Wężyk, Mario Cruz
Music: Mariia Yaremak
Artwork: Courtney Ellis

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Applications open for FUSE International 2024

Posted on: November 3rd, 2023 by cyEditor

Creative Youth are excited to announce that applications are open for FUSE International 2024. Returning to Kingston in summer ’24 for the 16th year, the stage is yours for the taking, so explore our participant pages and find out everything you need to know about bringing a performance to the festival.

FUSE International will take place from 28 June – 8 July 2024.

FUSE has venues across the town of all shapes and sizes, and suitable for all audiences. We focus particularly on supporting artists under 27, and have a team of creatives to help your festival experience feel as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

If you’re over 27, but creating work for young audiences, or first began your journey with Creative Youth before turning 27, then please do apply.


How to apply

All our applications (except short performances under 15 minutes) are through Eventotron, a festival management platform.


Key dates for 2024

Applications open: Wed 8 November 2023
Applications close: Mon 8 January 2024
Programming decision: End of Feb 2024

Head to our Participants page to find out more about what we need from you in your application.