Young people

Explore new skills, unlock your creativity, and gain an insight into the creative industries through our wide range of creative workshops, career-focussed events and free festivals. Our inspiring programme of events for young people aged 13 – 24 is run alongside a variety of talented artists and designers, covering a range of creative industries including art, design, fashion, digital media, performance and architecture.

Create! Workshops

Create! Workshops

Take part in our hands-on creative workshops for young people aged 13 – 19. From fashion illustration and costume design, to architectural drawing and ceramics, our workshops offer the opportunity to work alongside professional artists and designers, try out a new skill, gain career insights, or develop a creative interest.

CreateVoice

CreateVoice

CreateVoice is the V&A’s youth collective, a friendly, informal and diverse group of 16 – 24 year olds aimed to open up the Museum, its collections and the creative industries. Join them to co-curate events, contribute to creative projects, lead tours of the galleries, write for the blog, and attend free workshops and training.

Read more about what we do on the CreateVoice blog

For more information or to get involved email create@vam.ac.uk

Createinsights

Createinsights

Join CreateVoice at their monthly meet-up and hear from a creative professional to gain insights into a range of creative industries. Free and drop in.

MAKING IT CAREERS FESTIVALS

MAKING IT CAREERS FESTIVALS

MakingIt: Careers in Art and Design and MakingIt: Careers in Fashion are two annual career festivals run for young people who are considering a career in the creative industries. Including talks, demonstrations and taster workshops, you will have the opportunity to meet professionals who have set up their own business and to receive advice. Both festivals are free and drop in.

For more information email create@vam.ac.uk

CreateFutures

CreateFutures

These are week long programmes run in partnership with youth sector organisations, for young people aged 16 – 24 who have an interest in the creative industries and are not currently in education, employment or training.

Each course is tailored to a specific creative industry and uses the V&A collection as inspiration. You will work with professional artists and designers, build a creative portfolio, develop creative skills, and gain career insights.

For more information or to get involved email create@vam.ac.uk

Saturday Club

Saturday Club

Each year the V&A hosts a National Art & Design Saturday Club. This programme of workshops is for 14 – 16-year olds nominated by local schools and youth sector organisations. Over 13 weeks, members learn new creative skills, attend a masterclass with a high-profile artist or designer, and take part in an annual exhibition to celebrate their achievements.

For more information email create@vam.ac.uk

V&A Samsung digital classroom

V&A Samsung digital classroom

This exciting series of workshops for 16 – 19-year-olds helps them to get started in the digital industries. Work with leading digital artists, designers and studios to experience everything from making wearable technology and 3D printed jewellery, to designing video games and virtual reality using cutting-edge technology. Sessions take place in the galleries in our mobile classroom.