20 October 2018 - 3 November 2018

Canterbury Festival is enthusiastic about reaching new audiences, encouraging participation, providing opportunities for learning and making sure everyone can be a part of the biggest Arts Festival in the region.


Made in Kent is a framework for providing opportunities for Kent based young performers to feature in the Festival under each of the different art forms represented in the programme.  The scheme demonstrates a commitment from the Festival to finding, developing and showcasing local emerging and mid-career talent. Each strand of Made in Kent will consist of a competition open to the general public with a different component announced monthly in the lead up to the Festival’s programme launch in July.


Keep returning to our pages to see when the next strand opens, or follow us on either facebook or twitter


Theatre Competition (closed)

Dance Competition (closed)

Young Musicians Bursary Competition (closed)

Track Record (deadline Fri 23 June)

Schools' Poetry Competition (deadline 21 July 2017)

Comedy Competition (deadline 6 October 2017)


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. Please do look at our Learning and Participation pages to find out more about the other work we do.


For further details on how to get involved please contact Liz Flynn at Liz@canterburyfestival.co.uk



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