International Youth Arts Festival 2021

International Youth Arts Festival 2021 applications now open

Applications open from 9 November 2020 - 8 January 2021

Apply now to take part in the 13th International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF). The Festival, delivered by Creative Youth charity, is one of the world’s largest international multi-arts festival for young and emerging artists under 27, with over 150 events over 10 days.

IYAF brings some of the greatest young talent from around the world to Kingston for 10 days of inventive, inspiring and ground-breaking theatre, music, dance and more. The 13th Festival will run from 2 - 11 July 2021 at venues across Kingston and online.

The Festival has a reputation for its welcoming atmosphere and supportive audiences. It provides a platform for professional companies or artists who are touring or testing something new, and an exciting experience for festival first-timers looking for an opportunity to show what they can do.

For 2021, the Festival team are preparing for the various situations which could face the arts due to the Covid–19 pandemic. Applicants are encouraged to think creatively about how their work can be shown and festival applications will be split into 3 categories: Indoor, Outdoor and Digital.

For more information on the application process, visit: IYAF2021-apply. Applications can feature work of any genre: theatre, music, dance, film, comedy, circus, cabaret, visual arts and more. Apply by 8 January 2021.

Apply now