Young Curators is an initiative aimed at 13-18 year olds who are interested in learning more about art and how galleries and museums work.
The projects often relate to the exhibitions on display at The Lightbox and they explore the processes and techniques needed to master different types of art. Sessions range from working with a professional artist to create artworks which are exhibited in the public galleries, to working with the Learning and Exhibitions teams to learn how to present their own themed display.
The Lightbox is an Arts Award Centre, so Young Curators can also work towards a Bronze or Silver Arts Award. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, get creative and have something unique on your CV.
We believe in offering equal opportunities and ensuring art is accessible to all. Bursary places are available to cover the cost of the workshop. For further information or to apply, please contact [email protected]
Young Curators is generously supported by the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars.
See details of upcoming Young Curators courses
Past Young Curators projects have included:
Using projection mapping techniques on sculpted surfaces, Young Curators created video artworks in response to natural landscapes.
Producing prints inspired by the illustrations exhibited in 'Quentin Blake: Inside Stories'.
Making sculptures to be exhibited alongside Henry Moore: Sculpting from Nature.
Creating selfies inspired by the exhibition 'Bodies! The Ingram Collection'.
A Young Curators course to coincide with our Comics exhibition.
The 'How I See It' film project with Kids in Museums.