B.fest 2015 Brighton Youth Arts Festival
B.fest is focused on giving teenagers an opportunity to take part in Arts and Culture Events either as Performers, Exibitors, Audience or Organisers.
We welcome Submissions from any organisations working with Young People including Youth Groups, Arts Organisations and Schools. We also welcome ideas and submissions from groups and individual Young People. This years theme is “A Space for Young People”.
Submissions can range from a single drawing to a complete show with venue. We can provide free exibition and performance space and provide support to get any submissions together including help with funding.
We think it essential that Young People are at the heart of making B.fest to make it work well. If you are interested in the behind the scenes part of putting a festival together then join the Events team (see details below).
- B.fest 2015 Event Submissions – new closing date Tuesday 17th Feb at 6pm
B.fest runs from Sat 23rd- Sat 30th May 2015
Online Submissions – register your events now – SUBMISSIONS FORM BELOW
The focus is on a big celebration weekend on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th
-The Level is booked if you would like your event included in this weekend please reference that on events submission form.
The Launch (TBC) will be at the library on Wed 20th May 7.30-9pm and will be an opportunity for young people to see what is on offer, and to promote your event/show/exhibition on a stall, as workshop or in a performance showcase.
Your event can happen at venues across the city. We will be coordinating Cultureground exhibition space and Venue B a performance space both at BYC, which are available for this period, so let us know if you would like to be part of these.
The B.fest Events Team gives young people the chance to coordinate, shape and market B.fest. This years events team will include a residential trip, and a series of skill based workshops working professional artists, designers, writer and events organisers to enable a team of young people to lead and shape B.fest 2015.
First Meeting is Wed 25th Feburary, 5.30pm at BYC
-Brighton Youth Centre. Please email Hannah at BrightonYouthArts@Gmail.com or call 01273 681368
to sign up.
- B.fest Events Grants 2015 B.fest Arts Express Meeting
Are you a group of young people with a creative project? Or are you a project leader working with young people on a project with art/film/music/performance etc?
We are offering some small grants of £50-£1000 to projects producing work and content for B.fest 2015.
- Must be with 13-19 year olds living in Brighton and Hove.
- Must include Arts Award Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver or Gold – We can provide Arts Award Advisors.
- Must have final outcomes or elements included in B.fest 2015.
How to apply
Send us a short project summary (approximately 300 words), timeline and cost breakdown. Include level and number if Arts Awards that will be completed and your contribution to B.fest.
Closing date – Tuesday 17th Feb at 6pm