In September 2012, the first World Event Young Artists (WEYA) launches in Nottingham. A finale to the Cultural Olympiad, WEYA – the first event of its kind – will bring together 1,000 young artists from 120 nations for a ten-day cultural festival across the city from 7 – 16 September 2012.
Applications are invited across all art forms – from music, dance, theatre and spoken word to film, visual art and fashion – and should be from artists aged between 18 and 30. Successful artists will be chosen by a high profile selection panel comprising curators and programmers from a range of UK art venues.
WEYA is hosted by UK Young Artists (UKYA) and builds on the success of their first inaugural festival (UKYA01) in Derby last October. As well as giving artists a high-profile international platform to show their work, WEYA will provide opportunities to see work from all over the world, collaborate with other like-minded individuals, network and take part in talks and debates.
The closing date for entries is 1 October 2011, with selected artists informed of their success in February 2012. Call for entries for other countries will be announced in different waves throughout the autumn.
We would very much appreciate your help to pass on this call for entries through any of your communication channels and networks that will reach young artists interested in taking part, both in the UK and overseas.