Creative Youth

Creative Youth

Charity information

Creative Youth

Creative Youth (formerly IYAF) is a charity established to enable young people aged 5-26 from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds to realise their potential through the arts.

Founded 2009

  • Mission statement

    CREATIVE YOUTH is a charity born from The International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) which was established in 2008 with the ambition to create a festival of national importance, showcasing youth arts (5-26yrs) of the highest quality. In just over three years, we have made considerable strides in achieving this goal. In late 2010, the charity changed its name to reflect the year-long programme of work we now undertake, culminating and celebrated in the annual International Youth Arts Festival.

    The Charity has 3 clear aims:-

    To enable young people to realise their potential through the arts;
    To develop young people by equipping them with the skills and confidence to succeed in business and the arts;
    To celebrate the achievements of young people in the arts worldwide during our annual International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF).

    Creative Youth enables young people to realise their potential through the arts. We allow young people to be involved with innovative, original, ambitious projects and work with artists of the highest quality, often encouraging the artists themselves to take risks and push boundaries within their own work. In close collaboration with key partners, we mentor young individuals, entrepreneurs and organisations by providing artistic, business and strategic support, allowing the next generation of artists to flourish.

  • Aims

    Creative Youth aims to:

    • To develop young people by equipping them with the skills and confidence to succeed in business and the arts
    • To enable young people to realise their potential through the arts
    • To celebrate the achievements of young people in the arts worldwide during our annual International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF)
  • Overview

    Established: March 2009

    Registered Charity Number: 1132314

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 130

    Phone number: 0285492120

    Address: The Arts Office Guildhall 2 High Street Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT1 1EU

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