Journeys Festival has been created by ArtReach in response to the exciting talents of artist refugees coming to the UK. From across the globe artists from all disciplines have sought sanctuary in this country, often bringing stories of extraordinary journeys (both physical and emotional). Journeys Festival provides a platform for these artist to engage with mainstream venues, audiences, producers and promoters and supports the development of their professional careers. Journeys Festival 2013 was supported by Arts Council England and Leicester City Council. Resources are currently being sought to deliver an enhanced version of the Festival in four locations over 2014/15. Refugee or asylum seeker artists are advised to contact