Posts in UKYA Biennial
UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 2019

From 7-13 February 2019, 250 artists from all over the UK, Europe, South Korea and China brought their work to Nottingham for what was truly an unforgettable week. Presenting performance in the streets; poetry on the bus; gigs across the city; exhibitions in disused spaces; interventions in cultural venues and so much more.

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UKYA City Takeover: Derby 2016

From 4-6 November UK Young Artists descended on Derby, bringing 80 of the UK's most talented young creatives together for a weekend of exceptional art and performance. Over three days we experienced music, dance, film, photography, painting, sculpture, digital art, theatre, poetry, installation, ceramics, and some inspirational talks and workshops from some of the UK's most respected creatives. 

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UKYA City Takeover: Leicester 2014

In November 2014, 70 selected artists arrived in Leicester to present their work across ten venues in the city. Over the weekend the city was alive with art, performance and conversation, and the buzz could be felt city-wide. One of the aims of our festival was to 'light up Leicester with creative talent' and it certainly felt like everyone; our artists, the venues and our audiences, came together to achieve this.

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World Event Young Artists 2012

In September 2012 WEYA brought a staggering 1,000 young artists (18 – 30 years) from 120 nations to Nottingham. Over a period of 10 days, these artists brought the city to life with creative activity across all art forms including visual arts, music and gastronomy. These artists showcased their practice, exchanged ideas and built future collaborations.

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UKYA Biennial: Derby 2010

The first national UK Young Artists event took place across Derby from Thursday 21 until Sunday 24 October 2010. 75 artists were selected across all art forms, including: choreographers, ceramicists, dancers, musicians, video artists, installation artists, painters, performance artists, photographers, sculptors, storytellers, writers and poets.

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