2 – 11 JULY 2021

About the Festival

The International Youth Arts Festival is one of the UK’s biggest multi-arts festival for performers aged under 27, featuring some of the best new work from talented rising stars.

The 10-day festival hosts around 200 events in Kingston every July, including: performances at Kingston’s famous Rose Theatre with circular auditorium and the Arthur Cotterell Theatre, free live music outdoor stage at the historic Market Place, and carnival procession around the town. 

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. 

The Programme is also the home of So You Wanna Work in the Arts, a free webinar series for emerging artists, providing a platform to discuss key arts industry topics and practical support.

The Creative Talent Programme is generously supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Learn about Creative Youth

Creative Youth enables young people, aged 5 – 26, to realise their potential through the arts, involving them in innovative, original and ambitious projects. We believe that every young person has the right to access the arts and creativity and should be encouraged to take initiatives, risks and push boundaries in a safe inclusive environment.  

We are the Kingston-based charity behind the International Youth Arts Festival each July

Support Us
Your support allows us to reach more young people around the world

Find out how you can support the charity as an individual, local business or sponsor.

As a non-for-profit organisation, Creative Youth works with Partners and Supporters to help bring Kingston to life and provide young people locally, nationally and internationally with opportunities to develop through the arts.

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