Aims and Missions

Over the years the festival has evolved and aims to continue it's expanding policy of supporting young people from all over the world and closer to home, to be the very best that they can be. Our aims and mission statement are reviewed every year to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our participants, audiences and educational groups.

AIYF Mission Statement

To produce a high quality participatory festival of youth arts bringing together talented young performers and artists from all over the world, to create and present performances that reflect their different cultures and provide artistic spectacle and entertainment to the wider public of Aberdeen, North East of Scotland and beyond.

To operate throughout the year as an innovative arts organisation offering access for local young people to a world-class event and to provide performances, workshops and projects, which use the skills and resources of the organisation to engage the widest possible range of local young people across as many arts disciplines as possible.

Our Aims

To provide opportunities for talented young performers and artists from all over the world to work and perform together in a stimulating international environment.

To provide opportunities for talented young performers and artists from all over the world to socialise, exchange ideas and learn about each other's cultures through active involvement in an artistic setting.

To offer the widest possible access for local young people to performances and workshops that introduce them to different cultures and art forms.

To present and encourage the development of artistic work by young people locally, nationally and internationally aiming for high levels of excellence. To be a platform for innovation and experimentation by young performing artists.

To work in partnership locally, nationally and internationally sharing and making full use of resources available to support initiatives that have clear and lasting impacts on the people of the North East of Scotland and most especially the young people of this area.