Creating opportunities for emerging talent to learn, perform and flourish
With grateful thanks to Westcoast for supporting our RISE Emerging Talent Stage, Audi for supporting the High RISE Gallery and to our other generous donors.
2024 marks the third year of RISE by Henley Festival and its objective hasn’t changed: to support talented, performers, artists and creative professionals who want to pursue a career in the arts industries, in front of the spotlight and behind the scenes. RISE gives opportunities to, up-and-coming musicians and visual artists to take their first steps into a notoriously difficult industry, and supports the backstage staff of the future by giving them paid work experience working hands-on with leading lighting and sound companies, and in marketing and PR.
We are actively working with local and national colleges, universities and performing arts academies to find talented individuals and groups, whatever their story, who will benefit from the opportunities within the Henley Festival provided by RISE.