This November UK Young Artists will present the best of the UK’s young creative talent at a three day festival taking place in Leicester. A call for submissions from artists aged between 18 and 30 and working across a range of art forms, including dance and performance, will launch in the week commencing 26 May and run until Monday 30 June.

From the submissions received artists will be selected to take part in the Leicester Festival by a panel comprising of representatives from the four founding universities; De Montfort, Derby, Loughborough and Nottingham Trent plus curators and programmers from our host venues. Applications will not be judged against other art forms but on the quality of the work presented.

In addition to a fully supported public festival of their work participating young artists will also have the opportunity to come together to take part in workshops, debates and symposia to encourage cross-discipline discussion and explore the potential of collaboration.

Established and high-profile artists, AKA the UK Young Artists Ambassadors, will select, from the work presented at the event, a number of young artists to take part in an international opportunity in 2015. Submissions can only be accepted via the online application process at

There is a non-refundable fee of £12 to submit work and selected artists will be expected to attend the whole three day festival, arriving on Thursday 6 November and leaving on Sunday 9 November. Accommodation will be provided. The UK Young Artists Leicester Festival 2014 runs from Friday 7 – Sunday 9 November.

Find out more and complete the online application form at from week commencing 26 May

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