Young People

Take part in unmissable free events, career-focussed workshops and festivals. Explore new skills, unlock your creativity, and gain an insight into the creative industries. Students and Student Art Pass cardholders get discounted rates on exhibitions.

Young people events

Young people events

We offer a range of events and experiences for 13 – 24 year olds that are led by artists and designers, covering a range of creative industries including art, design, fashion, digital media, performance and architecture.

16 – 24? Join CreateVoice

16 – 24? Join CreateVoice

What is CreateVoice?
We are a friendly and supportive network of 16 – 24 year olds who are interested in creative careers and sharing our experiences.

What do we do?

  • Create and run events for young people
  • Talk to professionals from creative industries
  • Work in small groups to follow projects from idea to conception
  • Get involved in the co-design of displays and events
  • Give tours of the V&A collections
  • Contribute to the CreateVoice blog
  • Shape the focus of CreateVoice
  • Hold Create Voice meetings where you can hear about what's been happening in the Museum and opportunities coming up

How can I get involved?
CreateVoice is free to join and there is no application process or minimum attendance. Simply turn up to one of the meetings, which fall on the third Friday of every month.

To join, contact: create@vam.ac.uk

For the next CreateVoice meeting, see the CreateVoice blog.

What else is on offer?

What else is on offer?

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.

Create Futures
We offer 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. You can work with professional artists and designers, build a creative portfolio, develop creative skills, and gain career insights.

For more information on how to get involved, email: create@vam.ac.uk

Career advice
Check out the Create Voice blog for advice from professionals and other young people in creative careers.

Background image: She Rockers (London Rap/Dance Crew) Shepherd's Bush Green, London, photograph, Normski, 1988, printed 2011, England. Museum no. E.112-2012. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London