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Taunton Youth Culture and Arts Festival (TYCA) celebrates its 5th year with a bang

The event, funded by Arts Taunton, works collaboratively with local arts groups to bring this annual festival to Taunton and relies on philanthropy and our many partners adding to the funds from their own efforts.

This year we are excited to announce that we have also received a grant of £30,000 from the Arts Council England which seals our commitment for 2023.

This year on 10th June we will host the largest scale youth arts festival Taunton has ever seen. This colourful carnival of creativity will showcase young talent in music, theatre, dance, circus, poetry, visual arts and more.

TYCA has commissioned a series of workshops and 1-2-1 sessions responding to this year’s theme: “Our Place”. Our partners will deliver in local schools, colleges and youth centres, supporting young people from first engagement with the arts right through to professional practice.

All artists performing on the day are 25 years and under and the festival day is for all, so we are inviting you to come along and see what the excitement is all about.

Creative Director, Jackie Clementines, explains: “It is such an honour and a privilege to be working with so many inspiring organisations and young people to make this festival happen. I can’t wait to see it all come together!”

There are so many ways you can get involved with the TYCA Festival 2023.

TYCA are recruiting a youth board to run the festival, commissioning young artists to create original material responding to the theme and embedding professional artists within schools and youth groups.

If you are under 25 and would like to take part, or work with young people in the Taunton area then we want to hear from you.

You can find out more by visiting:




Or email the festival’s Creative Director on [email protected]