NOISE Festival 2008 Launches

The website launched on 1st October 2008 as a virtual showcase for the next generation of creative talent, having received a whopping 9,000 submissions for the 2008 Festival. is a registered charity established to help talented young people break into the Creative Industries. Launched in 2006, is the UK’s first independent online arts showcase, spotlighting the best under-25s in any artistic discipline that can be presented digitally including fashion, music, film, design, architecture, written word, graphic design, new media, fine art and illustration.

The best work submitted before 1st September 2008 was judged by specially selected Curators – a panel of acclaimed industry professionals including Zaha Hadid (Architecture), Badly Drawn Boy (Music), Tom Dixon (Product Design), Norman Rosenthal (Fine Art), James Sommerville of Attik (Graphics & New Media) Richard Billingham (Photography), Warp Films (Moving Image) and Big Active (Illustration).

From 1st October 2008, the website will act as a virtual exhibition of the best work as selected by our Curators – projecting the next generation of creativity to a mass audience and giving them a much needed boost to help them break into the creative industries.

Beyond that, top talent will also hijack the nation’s press via our unique media partnerships, including MTV, BBC and MSN, with exclusive events online and profiles of artists across television, radio and print – including a dedicated TV channel.

And because the Festival is biennial, in Year Two the website will act as a professional network for young artists, connecting musicians with filmmakers, fashion designers with photographers and writers with illustrators – plugging in young talent to a vibrant network of creativity, originality and innovation.

Go to to see exclusive interactive galleries and Curator interviews, and for your chance to vote, collaborate and network with the UK’s best new creative talent.