Creative Youth, the charity behind the International Youth Arts Festival, are delighted to announce that applications for our Creative Talent Programme 20-21 are now open.

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.

We are looking for 3 emerging companies to join the next intake, and are particularly keen to support emerging artists/companies from outside of London/ M25 and/or, artists/companies who identify as D/deaf or disabled and/or work focused on this.

We are also aiming to focus on underrepresented art forms, so the piece the artist/company wants to develop, needs to include an element of either dancecircus or music.

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

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