Youth Board

Meet our Youth Board!

Young people from all across Kent, who meet at Gulbenkian monthly to support and promote the ART31 programme across the county.

Emma

I'm Emma, and while I am somewhat artistically challenged myself, I am very passionate about organising events, such as festivals, that will bring young people together to take part in and celebrate the arts. I have just finished my A Levels, and am taking a gap year, so I have a lot of time to dedicate to making Kent a more interesting and inclusive place to live.

Lucy

Hello! My name is Lucy and I am a Marketing Assistant for Applause Rural Touring and A freelance prop & mask maker. I believe it is important that we #changekent to open up more artistic opportunities for young people throughout Kent and help inspire the next generation of artists!

Tia

Hi, I’m Tia and I joined the ART31KENT Youth Board as I thought it was an exciting and unique opportunity to change the arts in Kent. I’m interested in fine art, drama and fashion and run a fashion and feminism blog. (tiaduff.blogspot.co.uk)

Caitlin

I am an aspiring young actor who also has an interest in dance, music, creative writing, photography and film. I’m a feminist and blogger. I joined ART31 because I really want to make a difference for young people in connection with the arts and just in general. I hope to make people be more encouraged and supported in the arts. I also plan to battle sexism in the arts.

Anna

Hello I’m Anna, I love singing, acting and poetry. I love being surrounded by the Arts and I try to do as many ‘arty activities' as possible because when I’m older I would like to have a job in the Arts. I joined the ART31 Youth Board because I want the Arts to be more accepted into society and I want there to be more opportunities, for young people, to take part in art projects.

Kyle

I am based in Maidstone and am interested in the performing arts and also music. I have been heavily involved with Kent Music for over 7 years, have taken part in multiple productions, and am also an elected member of the Kent Youth County Council, giving me heavy influence with Kent County Council. I look forward to working with all the young people both in and around our county.

Sophie

My interests include playing guitar and going to the theatre; concerts and festivals. Some of my favourite bands are The Levellers and Guns N Roses. I am part of ART31 because it allows me to share my love of the arts with other like minded people. The thing I want to achieve most is to make the arts more accessible to young people in Kent.

Archie

I'm Archie. I am a film buff and will be reviewing the latest films on the website, those in the cinema and new DVD/Digital releases as well as new indie films. I hope I can inform you well about films and persuade you to see films you may not otherwise see.

Gray

Hi, I'm Gray. I'm a writer, dancer, singer, and actress, who also dabbles in photography and poetry. I have very egalitarian views, and am passionate about a great many arts issues, but particularly equality and challenging stereotypes in the arts. I'm an Art31Kent Youth Board member because I'd like to help others get as much out of the arts as I feel I have.

Sam

Hey! I'm Samantha but I like being called Sam. I have joined the ART31 youth board because it's inspired me and has brought happiness to me and others around me. This has made me realise that I do like meeting new and amazing people, this has made me think that I can do a lot more than I think I can do and it has made me stronger and understand how to reach different potentials. I love being on the youth board and so should everyone else!

Elijah

I’m a producer / artist, I live Margate, Kent. I’m part of the ART31 in Thanet which is also where I do most of my music production and recording (Pie Factory Music, Ramsgate), I’m very deeply invested there not just music wise but I also help with organising events and general assistance. Apart from music I study science at college and enjoy various activities. I recently joined the Youth Board. I’m enjoying this as the organisation and I share the same interest; changing Kent and making it more opportunistic for young people especially with art and music. I believe there’s great deal of talents in Kent but platforms are not available for them. So with ART31 and the Youth Board our aim is to tackle this issue.