The Youth Opera Forum is a student opera festival which accompanies the Bydgoszcz Opera Festival and serves as an interesting addition to the artistic offer of the Festival. Young artists have an opportunity to present their skills to the demanding festival audience. Opera performances are prepared by students from Poland and abroad. The idea behind organizing the Forum was first formed in the previous century, and was brought to life in 2008 by the Academy’s former Dean of the Faculty of Vocal Music and Drama, Marek Moździerz. Owing to the creation of this opera festival, young artists have been given a chance to further perfect their skills and create their individual performing styles right at the start of their professional career. Moreover, the Forum has become a perfect chance for artists from different music circles, both from Poland and abroad, to get to know one another. In addition to that, the Forum has proved to be a highly attractive artistic event for the Bydgoszcz public.