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ART31 Generate

ART31 Generate is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25. They steer ART31's governance, influence arts policy and practice, and programme the annual GENFest Youth Takeover Festival.

ART31 Generate (previously known as the ART31 Youth Board) have had great success with programming and co-commissioning, working with a wide range of practitioners from across the cultural and creative industries. They have developed the ART31 manifesto and have challenged policymakers and enabled change so that more young people across the county, from a range of diverse backgrounds, can experience high quality arts and culture. They also get to go on performance trips throughout the year.

Each year ART31 Generate’s main focus is programming and leading events at GENFest Youth Takeover Festival at Gulbenkian Arts Centre, which takes place during the Summer.

Members are recruited on an annual basis during the Autumn. Please email if you’re interested in joining!

Keep up to date by signing up to our ART31 Mailing list: to do this log into your Gulbenkian Website Profile, go to ‘Interests’ and tick ‘yes’ for receiving emails for ‘Creative opportunities for young people from ART31 Kent’.

Funded by the Arts Council, and Kent County Council.

'There’s no way we could have done it to this standard without ART31.' Pie Factory Music
"Hopefully there’s more people like the stuff you guys are doing because we’ve long ago left behind the society that tells the child “be seen and not heard” Chester P, Rapper
'ART31 is the armour I wear into battle.' Carly, ART31 Member


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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