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Creative Quarter

Creative Quarter

Creative Quarter 2016 – Save the Date

Friday 18 November

The V&A’s annual careers event for Secondary Schools and Colleges will be taking place on Friday 18 November this year. Programme details will be confirmed towards the end of the Summer term and bookings will not open until then, however, this is your chance to save the date. Bring your students along to meet university students and professionals from across the Creative Industries. Take part in advice sessions, insight talks and hands-on activities. Ideal for finding out about career pathways and next steps.

‘Amazing experience. Really good to learn about new opportunities in an area you love!’

(Student, Creative Quarter 2015)

Creative Quarter is a partnership event with Discover South Kensington.

Graphic Gathering

Graphic Gathering

Graphic Gathering

Suitable for GCSE / AS & A Level Graphics Students

Graphic Gathering is the V&A's annual Graphic Design competition. This year we worked with Art on the Underground to provide an exciting live brief for students. Keep an eye out for the winning design which will go on display on the Tube network in the Summer term. Bookings for the 2016/17 competition will open later in the Summer term.

More information about the 2015/16 brief:

Art on the Underground (AOTU) launched in 2000 and is London’s largest art programme. The programme includes commissions, such as the Pocket Tube map cover series, artists’ posters and the ongoing Line Series, inviting artists to make new artworks across entire Tube lines.

The Brief:

Design a poster for the London Underground that conveys the ‘language of London’. The poster will go on display around the Tube network and will be seen by millions of people each day.

This two-day project consists of a group briefing and culminates in a student presentation day to a panel of industry experts and other participating schools. On Day One students will be invited to the Museum for an industry briefing with Art on the Underground and the V&A. Winners and runners-up will return on Day Two for the final judging day.

'You have given a very talented young designer a fantastic platform and a step towards a successful career. I am hoping that winning this competition will make him realise just how talented he is!'
- Teacher, Graphic Gathering 2014/15

Art on the 

V&A Innovative Leadership Programme

The V&A Innovative Leadership Programme is aimed at managers working in the arts & creative industries looking to develop new skills, insight and opportunity. Applications are now open for the next course.

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