Our friends over at the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) wanted us to put the following message out. If you’re young and full of talent waiting for a stage, you might want to apply to participate in this growing festival in Kingston, London.

Don’t Forget: Deadline is 31st January.
More Information: www.iyafestival.org.uk

From 29th June -22 July 2012 the streets and venues of Kingston will come alive as young people from the ages of 5 to 26 showcase the very best in youth arts selected from the UK and Internationally.

For the first time the International Youth Arts Festival will open with a week of participatory projects, workshops and schools engagement work (29th June – 5th July).  The latter part of the festival will be the celebration which we have all come to love!  18 days of performances, exhibitions and showcases of incredible youth work from around the world in addition to special events which culminate the projects delivered in the first week.  Applications are encouraged for both parts of the festival as are projects which can deliver engagement at the beginning of the festival, followed by a performance element in the second part.

Applications are open to any arts projects involving young people (0yrs – 26yrs).  These projects may involve young people as performers, creators and artists or as producers and event managers.  IYAF is also happy to receive applications for adult work which is specifically targeted at young people.

Full details are available by clicking on the IYAF 2012 – Participate tab or by clicking on the following links:
Click here to download the Application to participate form for 2012
Click here to download the Guidelines for applicants 2012