By Youth, For everyone!

2019 will be the premiere of the first annual Youth Fringe as part of the Reykjavík Fringe Festival. This portion of the Fringe Festival highlights and uplifts teenagers. This unique program will feature shows performed entirely by teens, showcasing their talents and passions, as well as creative workshops with Fringe artists for teenagers with an interest in the arts.

The Youth Fringe Showcase will take place on 6 July at 18:00 in Tjarnarbíó, our Festival hub. The event is free and open to everyone. Click here for more info.

During the Fringe Festival, 1. July - 6. July, Youth Fringe will have daily workshops held by Fringe artists for local youth. On Saturday 6. July from 18-19 there will be a performance showcase that is made up entirely of youth art. Youth Fringe is for teenagers from 13-19 years old, but we encourage audience members of all ages to attend the shows they put up!

Workshop Schedule

Monday 1 July 12:00-14:00:  Huldufugl leiklist/hönnun/námskeið

Monday 1 July 15:00-16:00: Marketing Workshop

Tuesday 2 July 12:00-14:00: My Voices Have Tourettes: Making art in the face of challenge workshop

Wednesday 3 July 12:00-14:00: Clown Workshop with Viggo Venn

Thursday 4 July 12:00-14:00: Clown Workshop with Frank Wurzinger

Friday 5 July 12:00-14:00: Dance Workshop with Anthony LoGiudice

Youth Fringe will create a stage for young people to explore the arts via performance opportunities and workshops, crafted to encourage them to make and embrace varied art forms as a way of expression and to help them in the journey to create art. It will be a chance to share art that is unique to the young and unique to their cultural surroundings. Our vision is to nurture the work of young artists, give them a professional stage to showcase their passions and encourage the arts communities and audiences to expand their horizons on art and ownership of creativity.

Youth Fringe is for anyone aged 13-19 who has art that they want to share with audiences. Anyone between the ages of 13-19 is free to attend the workshops, just show up! Please contact youth@rvkfringe.is if you have any questions.

Or if you want to send in a last minute application for your art to be presented in the showcase:

Apply here!

Youth Fringe is sponsored by Barnamenningarsjóður