Arts Taunton is proud to bring you Tyca, an arts festival for the young people of Taunton.

Tyca stands for Taunton Youth Culture and Arts.

2019 was the year we launched this new youth arts festival and we included as many art forms as possible in this first year. In the coming years it will grow and grow!

Partnerships throughout Taunton

We working in collaboration other arts organisations around Taunton to bring you this exciting festival.

This year’s Festival Theme is Empowerment.

After the terrible year that we have all endured, it’s time to look ahead, appreciate what we have and plan for the future, whether this is looking after ourselves and our physical and mental health, our personal life journeys or our planet.

We have many treats in store for you – we have four festival days jam packed with dance, spoken word, music and theatre as well as new collaborations, specially commissioned works and a brand new short film festival.

This year we are also working with the Tyca Crew, a group of young people who will receive training in various aspects of event planning and marketing to support the delivery of the festival.