Youth Led Commissions

We will support young people to commission 10 local, creative organisations and individuals to deliver small scale projects towards the end of 2021.  We are keen to encourage local, youth-lead practice, applicants might be providers of youth-lead activities who want to try performing arts, or traditional theatre organisations exploring youth-lead approaches.  They can relate to any part of performing arts, including music, dance, writing, costume, or support whole performances of new work written and performed by young people. The commissioned programme is open to all, but we will encourage applications from organisations and individuals who are working with young people from communities who we recognise as ‘less likely to engage’.

Youth Led Flagship Commissions

The Youth Panels will programme opportunities for young people to get involved with local initiatives and events through creating their own responses and performances; and to programme, co-create and present ambitious, extraordinary new work with nationally and internationally recognised providers of large-scale participatory and outdoor performance. We anticipate one large-scale production will take place in Sheppey and one in Medway in 2022, with the commissioning process beginning in autumn 2020.