25 - 28 April 2019 | Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

RawFfest - Youth Arts Festival

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Submit Work

Applications for RawFfest 2019 have reopened 

The first round of submissions closed one month ago and we received a wide range of interesting and exciting proposals. We have now programmed several events for next year's festival and are opening the call for work for a second round of submissions. There is no deadline for this, however as the main programme is being finalised, we cannot guarantee that there will be space for later submissions.   

To apply, please fill out this form.

The core programme will be launched in January 2019, if you applied to bring work to next years festival then you will hear from us soon. 

To get a taste of RawFfest, watch this video from the 2016 festival, made by two of our young artists.


Will RawFfest pay me to perform or show our work? 

We have a limited budget to pay a small number of headline acts. However, the essence of this festival is that young people come together to share their work, so as in previous years, they will not be paid. RawFfest is a place where everyone showcases their work. One of our young people described it as “an unconventional convention.” 

I want to bring a performance. Do I have to pay for a ticket? 

Ticket pricing policy will be decided by the youth planning group and announced soon. We will discuss with them how to reward young people who have brought a performance, for example through reduced price tickets. Details to be announced in the autumn. 

How much are tickets? 

The youth planning group will decide ticket plans for the festival and will update the website in the autumn. 

Will workshop leaders be paid?   

We have a limited budget for artists to run workshops. However, if you are an artist with an ACW-funded organisation we would expect that organisation to pay your fee (for example, in 2017 we were grateful to National Youth Arts Wales for leading different workshops). You need to ‘pitch’ your idea for a workshop through the form here and the young people in the planning group will decide what they want. Please email to let us know you have proposed a workshop.