Talks and Events
Tue 19 Mar 2019

Symposium: Youth-led Programming

15:00 - 18.00

This symposium will explore what public-facing, youth-led practice in arts organisations can mean today – in terms of both on the ground practice and aspirations. It will also look at how young people are informing and changing galleries from within.

From programming youth-delivered tours to implementing youth traineeships, from inspiring late nights programmed by young people to having a Youth Trustee,  we will be joined by curators, facilitators, artists and young people to discuss a range of approaches that young people are employing and engaging in.

Free, booking essential.

The event will feature:

Behind the Scenes Programming
Chaired by Rudi Schmidt, Youth Engagement and Volunteering Coordinator at the Horniman Museum and Gardens

Rachel Moss & Abigail Holsborough – Art on ohe Underground Traineeship 
In 2017 Rachel set up a paid, hands-on traineeship for two young people to work on Art on the Underground’s Clay Station project with ceramic artist Matthew Raw and collective Assemble. She will be joined by Abigail, one of the trainees, to talk through the project and to raise some questions about these types of roles. 

Aleema Gray – Youth Volunteer Project at National Maritime Museum
Working on a range of grassroots and heritage projects, Aleema has been involved in organising youth-led projects that emphasize professional and creative skill development. Aleema’s presentation will use the National Maritime Museum’s Young Volunteer Project as a case study to explore challenges and solutions to creating meaningful opportunities for young people.

Rio Blake – Youth Trustee at The Photographers’ Galley
Rio has been involved with The Photographers’ Gallery youth outreach programmes since she was 17 – initially leading a Teen Tour in 2013 and later assisting on the DEVELOP careers programme. In October 2018, Rio was appointed to the new position of youth trustee on the Board for The Photographers' Gallery. Rio will be discussing her experience as a Youth Trustee and what the role entails.

Public Facing Programming
Chaired by Rudi Schmidt, Youth Engagement and Volunteering Coordinator at the Horniman Museum and Gardens     
Amelia Martin – Youth Collective at Camden Arts Centre
Amelia Martin, Education Curator at Camden Arts Centre will be discussing how the organisations youth programme supports creative futures. She will consider how can a young person’s voice be shared and valued? And how can we create learning frameworks for young people through artist-led practice?

Cameron Holleran & Troy Cabida – Young Poets at the Barbican
Cameron Holleran and Troy Cabida are members of the Barbican Young Poets, finishing in 2016 and 2018, respectively, who will talk about their experiences with the creative community and how their time spent there has changed both perspectives on their craft and what it means to be a professional creative. 

Gwen Ramsay & Oscar Nouailhetas – Wallace Youth at The Wallace Collection
As part of the Young Curators, a partnership with St Vincent’s RC Primary School Oscar Nouailhetas and his fellow Young Curators prepared and delivered tours and takeover days at The Wallace Collection. Joined by Gwen Ramsay, Senior Schools Officer they will discuss how the bi-weekly Wallace Youth meetings for 14-19-year olds advise on and plan programmes for young people for at the Wallace Collection.

This programme is supported by Outset in partnership with Mishcon de Reya as part of the Outset Teen Tours programme.