We need your help! If you can donate, volunteer, or just tell everyone you know about us we would love your support.

Every year we reach over 8,000 children and young people through our Creative Learning activities, and our family programme of high quality arts has an international reputation and attracts over 25,000 people per year.

These activities have a real impact on the lives of young people, developing skills, unleashing creativity and helping participants find a voice. We think its really important.

If you do too you can now donate to our new Gulbenkian 50 campaign. We aim to raise 20,000 in 2019 to reach even more young people in Kent over the next 12 months and beyond. Please give whatever you can to help.

I can do a lot more than I think I can do and it's has made me stronger and understand how to reach different potentials.
‘Josh's time with the Youth Theatre, it has made a difference to his personal development at a crucial stage in his life.’
-Elaine, parent, 19/01/17

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ART31

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.

ART31 is supported by a network of cultural partners across the county, a number of whom have been inspired to adopt the ART31 ethos, including Pie Factory Music, Jasmin Vardimon Company and partners leading the Theatre31 project in Medway and Sheppey.

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.

Below are our current projects and groups:

Our projects with young people