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International Youth Arts Festival Announcement

A group of dancers on stage bathed in dramatic purple light
Photo: Tangle Photography

We’re thrilled to announce that applications for the 13th International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) will open from Monday 9th November.  

It has been a challenging year for the arts, and we hope you are all well. Thank you everyone for joining our International Youth Arts Festival: Digifest in July. Digifest was a wonderful opportunity to continue presenting and supporting young artists, and we will take this digital experience forward to enrich all future festivals.  

For International Youth Arts Festival 2021 we are committed to continue our work and adapt our vision for the festival to the various situations which could face us in terms of the Covid–19 pandemic. We encourage all potential applicants to think creatively with us, and we welcome all your ideas and questions.  

Our new look festival will be split into 3 categories: Indoor, Outdoor and Digital:

For International Youth Arts Festival 2021 we can’t wait to hear your ideas for indoor performances. Do you also have a vision for your piece that could potentially accommodate a socially distanced audience? Have you also thought about a more experimental / immersive style?  

We are also interested in work that can be performed in various outside spaces and we aim to expand our Outdoor Programme across the stunning town of Kingston Upon Thames. It may be theatre, music, comedy, visual arts, dance, circus and morecould your performance be adapted to an outdoor performance?  

Have you developed some new digital ideas? Alongside the live festival we intend to present an International Youth Arts Festival: Digifest 2021. How could your performance also fit a digital platform? 

So please, think boldly and out of the box, and use your brilliant creative minds to come up with as many exciting and surprising projects as possible for the application process opening on 9th November 2020. If you have any questions or want to run any idea by us before then, we’d love to hear from you at programming@iyafestival.org.uk 

We can’t wait to all come together in Summer 2021! 

International Youth Arts Festival Programming Team 

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.