CreateFutures - Programmes for Youth Community Groups

Metropolitan Housing: Upcycling/Recycling Workshop 2012. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Metropolitan Housing: Upcycling/Recycling Workshop 2012. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

CreateFutures offers young people opportunities to acquire and develop creative skills and knowledge, increase confidence, share talents, raise aspirations and provide opportunities for career development. At the heart of this is the aim to inspire creativity.

CreateFutures is a free programme of projects, activities and events. Young people are invited to engage in an exciting programme of projects with artists, designers and other professionals working in the creative industries related to the V&A's collections and headline exhibitions.

Some of the young people participating in projects go on to join CreateVoice, our young people's collective.

Arts Award

We work together with local boroughs and community groups to deliver Arts Award courses. If you wish to take part or know more about our Arts Awards courses, email us at: create@vam.ac.uk.

If you are interested in getting your group involved in a project and want to know more about CreateFutures, email us at: create@vam.ac.uk.

Current projects

Metropolitan Housing - Kensal Voices

March 2013 - ongoing

The V&A is supporting  Kensal Voices, a  project run by SPID Theatre. Kensal Voices focuses on the heritage of council estate Kensal House, a listed building in North Kensington, which was designed by modernist architect Maxwell Fry.

The V&A believes this is a valuable project to raise awareness of design and architectural heritage and to strengthen relationships between the V&A and local community groups.

As partner museum, the V&A will prepare and deliver research sessions and educational activities that aim to introduce the group to the V&A’s collections, broadening the young people’s knowledge and understanding of design and architectural heritage.

Kensal House, Kensal Rise, London, 1937. © RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Kensal House, Kensal Rise, London, 1937. © RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Modernist architecture workshops, Kensal Voices project in partnership with Spid Theatre. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Modernist architecture workshops, Kensal Voices project in partnership with Spid Theatre. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


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Airmail by Jowhara AlSaud from the series Out of Line, 2008. Museum no. E.948-2010, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Past projects

Light from the Middle East

November 2012

The V&A ran an artist-led photography project for young people who explored the Light from the Middle East: New Photography exhibition. Sessions were delivered by photography and video artist Maria Kheirkhah. Final works were displayed in the Art Studio during the Friday Late on 30 November 2012.

This project was run in partnership with Al-Manaar, the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre and RBKC/Nour Festival.

For further information, email us at: create.vam.ac.uk


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Workshop with sound artist Jason Singh, 2012. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Sonic

June 2012

Jason Singh, Sound Art Resident at the V&A, January - June 2012, delivered a sound workshop to a group of young people brought in by St Clement James Centre. Participants were invited to visit the Jameel Gallery to choose an object to describe. They then created sound pieces to represent the objects they chose

Listen to the sound piece here

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William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

22 March – 13 July 2014. Experience the world of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore how his versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style for his age when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed an Italian-inspired style.

Visit the V&A exhibition William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

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British Posters: Advertising

British Posters: Advertising

Drawing on the V&A’s wide-ranging postercollection, this book maps how the poster has evolved in Britain since 1945 inthe hands of graph…

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Event - CreateTour: China Gallery

Fri 20 June 2014 20:00

FREE TOUR: Join Members of Createvoice, the V&A's youth collectives to find out more about the galleries that inspire them.

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