19 October 2019 - 2 November 2019

Made in Kent: making sure everyone can be a part of the biggest Arts Festival in the region.

Canterbury Festival is looking to find, develop and showcase local emerging and mid-career talent. We’re running competitions in each of the different art forms represented in the programme: Theatre, Dance, Classical Music, Pop Music, Poetry, and Comedy.  

Each strand of Made in Kent consists of a competition open to the public – the winners will be mentored and show-cased as part of Canterbury Festival.

Keep returning to our pages to see when the competitions open, or follow us on either facebook or twitter

Theatre Competition (Competition will re-open in 2019)

Dance Competition (Competition will re-open in 2019)

Young Musicians Bursary Competition (Competition will re-open in 2019)

Track Record (OPEN FOR ENTRIES. Deadline 29 July 2018)

Schools' Poetry Competition (OPEN FOR ENTRIES Deadline 27 July 2018)

Comedy Competition (Re-opening June 2018)


In addition to Made in Kent, our year-round programme includes work with young people, artists, educators and our audiences, encouraging engagement with the arts in general for people of all ages and backgrounds. Take a look at our Learning and Participation pages to find out more about the work we do.

For further details on how to get involved please contact Charlotte Chapman at charlotte@canterburyfestival.co.uk



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