You can’t come to Kingston this summer, so we’ll come to you.

We’re celebrating the best work for young and emerging artists from 3 – 5 July 2020. Watch shows from international companies, take part in webinars discussing the future of the arts and connect with people from around the world.


International Youth Arts Festival: Digifest is an international creative response to the challenges faced by Covid-19. Every summer, young emerging artists from around the world gather in Kingston upon Thames to share, create and explore new ideas together.

The 10-day festival due to take place in July was cancelled due to the pandemic, but IYAF Digifest will celebrate our connectivity and ability to create despite these challenging times.

Digifest takes place online from Friday 3 July – Sunday 5 July 2020.

Creative Youth, the charity that delivers the International Youth Arts Festival, provides a community arts hub for young people and is a registered charity. We work to enable young people to realise their potential through the arts, offering them opportunities to participate in, watch and deliver creative projects throughout the year.


IYAF Digifest is made possible by support from Arts Council England, Kingston Council and Kingston University.