Festival Director – could this be you?

Youth Festival Director

Arts Taunton– Festival Director


In a Youth Arts Festival, we encourage young people to fully engage in an art form. The creative process requires young people to move beyond their usual comfort zone by trying something new within the exploration of their chosen art form.

With the planned vision, it will become a must see Youth Arts Festival in the South West, showcasing the best of our young creative talent.  The opportunities will provide a platform where emerging young artists aged 5-25 years old can reveal and share their skills and artistic expression with/to local and visiting audiences.

The festival will encourage talented young participants with individual needs and be inclusive of all socio-economic areas/groups and backgrounds within Taunton Deane.  During the festival there will be various performances and events taking place throughout Taunton Deane engaging with audience members and ensuring the general public also have an enjoyable experience.

The work of the festival is overseen by the Executive Board Member with responsibility for the Youth Arts Festival, working closely with the Festival Director. All other festival staff are recruited on a freelance basis for each specific festival planning period.

To deliver the Festival over the contact period, ArtsTaunton is creating a new role of Festival Director, who will work closely with the Executive Board Member with responsibility for the Youth Arts Festival and all other Executive Board members. The Festival Director, as well as the freelance Festival production team will deliver the ArtsTaunton Youth Arts Festival.