What is Develop?
Develop is a three-year programme (2023-2026) that supports and commissions emerging creatives aged 18-24 through a series of talks and workshops around a photography-based outcome each year.
What’s happening in 2024?
The theme for 2023/4 is Making an Exhibition, with a focus on photography and archives.
A collective of six young people have been commissioned to curate a show for Summer 2024 at The Photographers' Gallery. They are working together from January to June in preparation.
The collective for 2024 are:
Taja Lewis Boodie
How can I get involved?
If you are aged 18-24, you can still take part in the monthly career talks. Bursary places are available, alongside paid places. These events run from January to September 2024.
In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding the programme or just want more information, please email Develop@tpg.org.uk
The Develop programme is supported by Kusuma Trust and individual contributors.
I think the DEVELOP sessions have helped build my confidence to take on commissions.Develop event participant
Develop timeline 2023/24
Develop 2023/4 timeline:
September - December: Making an Exhibition workshops and talks open to everyone aged 18-24s
Friday 15 December, noon: online applications open to be a part of the curatorial collective
w/b 8 January 2024: shortlisting and interviews for curatorial collective begin
w/b 15 January 2024: curatorial collective selected,
January – June 2024: monthly career events open to all 18-24 year olds continue; curatorial collective work begins, including six months of mentor sessions, meet ups and support from gallery staff.
June 2024: exhibition opens to the public
June - September 2024: exhibition-related events take place, organised by the collective
September 2024: New themed Develop programme begins for 18-24 year olds
If you have any questions regarding the programme or just want more information, please email Develop@tpg.org.uk