Interact Youth Festival: Will you participate?

The organisers of the fourth InterAct Youth Arts Festival have called on artists, performers, promoters and arts facilitators with an interest in participating in the popular celebration of youth arts to get involved.

The InterAct Youth Arts Festival will see some 21 free workshops, four film screenings, three special guest masterclasses and two live performances staged in some 12 local venues between Monday August 13 to Sunday August 19.

The Interact programme will also feature film screenings, live performances and special guest masterclasses.

The Millennium Forum has invited submissions from arts practicioners which will inform the scope of the Festival. All events, themes, performers and tutors will be selected by members of the theatre’s Youth Forum.

A spokesperson for the festival and Millennium Forum Sinead Crossan said: “InterAct Youth Arts Festival is keen to attract a wide range of facilitators who have proven experience of working with young people. If you have worked with us before, we want fresh ideas to engage local youth.”

Organisers said they will encourage a collaborative working practice, providing PR and marketing support to help raise the profile of performers and performances while participating in the Festival.

“We are particularly keen in how participants can develop ideas and implement the workshops. Be creative and think big.

“We want the workshops to develop the participants’ skills, confidence and creativity.

“We place importance on bringing people together from different backgrounds, maximizing opportunities for learning, fun and engaging young enquiring minds. Let your imagination flow.”

So if you wish to bring your art to new audiences amid a vibrant collaboration of youth arts and culture log onto and download the ‘Call for Expressions of Interest’ application form in the Education Section/Festivals.

Completed applications must be returned no later than 5pm on Thursday April 12.

Further details are available from Sinead Crossan at