Every summer, Kingston becomes a cultural hub for some of the most exciting young artists from around the world as the International Youth Arts Festival bursts into life, bringing new opportunities for our partners and sponsors.


The International Youth Arts Festival was due to celebrate its 12th anniversary in 2020. Sadly we have had to cancel the Festival due to Covid-19, however we will continue to celebrate emerging artists from around the world throughout this challenging year. Read the full statement here.

The Festival is delivered by Kingston-based charity, Creative Youth. 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.  

The Festival is the pinnacle of our yearly activity providing creatives, local residents, businesses and partners with the opportunity to collaborate in Kingston.

Support us as an individual

As an individual you can make a single donation, set up a regular donation or organise a fundraising event. Every penny can make a difference.

Support us as a business

Discover how being associated with a leading arts charity for young people can raise the profile of your business.

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