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UK Young Artists Takeover

February 1st 2019

by UK Young Artists

UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 19 will bring together over 250 national and international artists from 25 countries. A multi-disciplinary festival, UKYA City Takeover presents a powerful survey by a generation of politically and socially engaged artists all aged between 18-30.

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“A major part of UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 19 will be five new public engagement commissions created in partnership with arts organisations and charities. These include a ‘Hip-Hopera’ created by young people with Nottingham’s Community Recording Studio and the Renewal Trust; a project with City Arts and Nottinghamshire CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services); an artwork created by Backlit Gallery and Nottingham Refugee Forum’s youth group; and a performance developed with local youth groups and Nonsuch Theatre Company.”

“UKYA City Takeover gives visitors the unique opportunity to tour the city, discovering and learning about contemporary arts culture today. It also marks some milestones for UK Young Artists; it’s our tenth anniversary, and our first biennial as a member of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio; and we have invited friends and partners from across the world to celebrate with us in Nottingham. Offering new connections for young artists internationally is so important.”

Michelle Bowen, Director, UK Young Artists

“Sponsorship of the UKYA City Takeover represents a great opportunity for Nottingham BID as it not only brings people directly into the city for a week to enjoy our hotels, restaurants and bars, but also serves to demonstrate that Nottingham is a great city that it is in touch with art in all its forms.”

Geoff Williams, a Director of Nottingham BID

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