Arts Community + Festival

People helping people through the arts

Cheeky Fest

About Us

Helping people through the arts

Cheeky Fest is an arts community + festival supporting people through art, business, dance, education, entrepreneurship, fashion, film, installation, music, opera, performance, poetry, social media, startups, theatre and/or video.

Cheeky Fest is for artists, creatives, performers, entrepreneurs, people who aren’t earning enough money through their passion to support themselves (& their families) so have a Job. or are Unemployed & claiming Benefits, have had / continue to have mental and/or physical health challenges, are still finding how they fit into society, may not have a great work history, haven’t had the opportunities to develop or apply the skills & passion they have.

Cheeky Fest is a beautiful, bold, bright, collaborative, colourful, creative, daring, dramatic, dynamic, educational, empowering, encouraging, engaging, enthralling, ear/eye opening, expressive, inspiring, international, invigorating, joyous, participatory, public, progressive, reflective, social, thought-provoking year-round Community growing through an annual Festival.

Cheeky Fest challenges conventional definitions within the creative & performing arts through multiple approaches to art practices.

Platform for & investment in arts Startups @CheekyVentures - share ideas & connect with potential partners, clients & customers.  

We will look for tech / hardware / software / instruments which could be used in the opera @WAKTM (story by Chris Eales, music by Rupert Cheek).

Why You Should Join Us

  • Fairly paid work
  • Launch an annual arts festival
  • Be the 1st to get behind the scenes news  
  • Opportunity to curate part of Cheeky Fest.
  • Help us to build, engage & grow our community
  • Have your work featured in the Cheeky Fest community
  • Get up close to the creative process of making a festival.
  • Mentorship, Management & Education from Cheeky Fest Members
  • Attend open rehearsals, gala performances & opening / closing parties.
  • Commission & curate new, boundary-pushing, ground-breaking art, dance, film, music, opera, poetry & theatre by leading professionals & emerging UK & international artists & creatives,
  • Practical support & specific advice by professionals in artist management, events, finance / fundraising, live sound, marketing / social media,
  • Collaborate & Network with artists, businesses, creatives, curators, entrepreneurs, funders, investors, mentors, producers, startups, venues.
  • Platform for & investment in arts Startups @CheekyVentures
  • Go on Tour across the UK, Europe*, the USA & beyond,
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