20 October 2018 - 3 November 2018

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 (OPEN FOR ENTRIES. Deadline 25 May 2018)

Dance Competition (OPEN FOR ENTRIES. Deadline 25 May 2018)

Young Musicians Bursary Competition (OPEN FOR ENTRIES. Deadline 1 June 2018)

Track Record (OPEN FOR ENTRIES. Deadline 29 June 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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