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! For 2019 we had everything from acrobatics to 3D art, graffiti to hip hop.


Partnerships throughout Taunton

We working with lots of other arts organisations around Taunton and together we will bring you Tyca in 2020.

Check out this page to see who we are working with and what they do!

Introducing our theme

Every year we will have a fresh theme and the theme of Tyca 2019 was BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS. This was to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany in 1989.

We want to use this theme to break down barriers between different arts and communities and build connections with young people throughout Taunton.


Get involved

The Tyca Festival is open to all young people aged 5-25 from Taunton and the surrounding areas. We have a Tyca Taskforce, a group of young volunteers, who are helping us plan and promote the festival.

Get trained and become part of the group that plans and delivers the Tyca Festival!

For more information about the Tyca Taskforce you can download the information here: Tyca Taskforce Training Call Out.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please complete the attached application form and return it to: deborah.baddoo@artstaunton.co.uk by the deadline of 5pm on March 25th.