Aberdeen International Festival of Youth Arts (AIFYA)
The Aberdeen International Festival of Youth Arts was launched in June 2018 to ensure that an international youth arts festival takes place in 2018 in Scotland's Year of Young People in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire following on from the recent proposed closure of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF). Hosted by the Aberdeen Multicultural Centre and thanks to the generous support of BP and other anonymous donors, we have been able to organise this cultural celebration of the arts to take place in July 2018.
The Aberdeen International Festival of Youth Arts will welcome performers from across the world including Ulysses Dancers from Australia, Poliot Children’s Choir from Russia, Madison Boyschoir from the USA, and Potoki Theatre School from Ukraine. Audiences at the festival will also have the chance to see and hear performers from the UK including Edinburgh Youth Orchestra, Scottish Youth Theatre and Blackburn with Darwen Big Band.
Why we need your help?
AIYF meant a huge deal to so many people in Scotland and Internationally and it kick-started the professional careers of so many musicians, artists, dancers and actors over the years. The Aberdeen International Festival of Youth Arts aims to continue that platform and the first £10,000 of this crowdfund is to support the Finale Performance on Saturday 4th August in the Tivoli Theatre. Any money raised above that will support the day to day running of the festival - accommodation costs are in the excess of £150,000, transport costs while participants are in Scotland total £30,000 to name but a few. This innovative event will see over 300 young people from Aberdeen, the NE, Scotland and the World perform together in a newly devised collaborative work. It will support volunteers, staff and the logistics to make the experience of the groups through performance. collaboration and social activities memorable this year and hopefully for years to come.
Your support will enable festival organisers to make the event accessible financially for audience members through affordable ticketing, allow AIFYA to support the development of a local young people who will bring this performance to life but most important with the success a 2018 event leave a legacy to allow organisers to develop for years to come and help create a future for an international youth arts festival in Aberdeen, Scotland, the UK which each year reaches the World!
Thank you in advance for your support!
For more information on how you could make a longer term investment, be it advice-led or financial, please contact Amanda MacLeod, AIFYA Festival Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org