Developing Young Lutonians' Creative Skills

Aug 09, 2019

It can be hard to get going in the creative world, especially when you’re young.

That’s why Revoluton Arts is creating opportunities for young people aged 16 to 30 to develop their creative skills and experience.

Justice 39 - performing arts skills development

Revoluton Arts and Luton Council have co-commissioned an innovative performance project, Justice 39, as part of People Power Passion, Luton’s pilot Year of Culture.

This project is putting young people’s voices at the heart of creative performance, developing their creative skills and giving them the opportunity to work with leading performing arts professionals.

Justice 39 has been developed by young people, working alongside a leading director, producer and team of writers.

The performance is being put together at weekly creative workshops at Tokko Youth Space where young people have had the chance to develop skills in video editing, performance and creative writing.

Justice 39 will be performed in Luton town centre on Friday 16 August and Saturday 17 August.

Creative traineeship with Revoluton Arts

Revoluton will soon be announcing a paid Creative Traineeship, funded through the People’s Postcode Trust.

This opportunity will be ideal for a young person who is interested in a creative career ‘behind the scenes’.

The role will include events admin, digital marketing and more.

Keep your eyes peeled for more info.

Open Mic Nights for young performers

Revoluton’s Open Mic Nights provide a safe and supportive environment for Luton’s young performers to hone and showcase their talent.

So far, we've run three successful Open Mic nights at Tokko Youth Space where we have uncovered some brilliant local young talent and eaten a lot of pizza :-)

If you're aged 16 to 30 and are looking for somewhere to perform keep a look out for our next one!

Digital Bootcamp - creative digital skills development

Coming soon, our Digital Bootcamp will develop young people’s digital creative skills.

Revoluton Arts will be running free workshops in podcasting, photography, digital design and blogging/vlogging for 16 to 30-year-olds at Marsh House Community Centre between 19 and 29 August.

We will then be sending our Bootcamp graduates to report on the Celebrate Luton Street Fest on 30 and 31 August and put their new skills into practice.

There are only 12 places available, so make sure you reserve your place soon.

To register your interest or find out more email

Underpass Festival

From October of last year, young people from across the town were invited to be part of a programme of workshops and public art to make a lasting difference to the town. This included a month of ‘Creative Slam’ events in March, as well as working with artist Jack Wates to create an art installation using light for the Wellington Street underpass.

Work begins this month on the installation and you will see young people's designs literally light up the area.

So what better way than to celebrate their work than through an Underpass Festival showcasing the talent of Luton's young people?

Date announced soon.

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