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Young Creatives

We provide talent development opportunities that give 14 to 25 year olds the skills and confidence needed to progress in today's creative industries

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Subject to Change: New Horizons

A multidisciplinary group of young creatives produce new, artistic work that explores the uncertain times we're living in.

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Young Poets

Produce fresh, raw, and relevant work in the company of others who, like you, are passionately invested in the written and spoken word. 

Youth Panel

Youth Panel

Our Youth Panel exists to ensure that young people’s voices are heard and made part of the decision making processes at the Barbican.

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Young Film Programmers

Share your love for film and turn your passion into practice by curating, marketing and delivering your own film events.

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Young Visual Arts Group

Are you deeply passionate about the visual arts? Excited to create new work, explore new ideas and work collaboratively? Aged 16-25?

Then our Young Visual Arts Group is for you.

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Creative Careers

Creative Careers are sessions aimed at those aspiring to work in the arts, creative industries or as creative entrepreneurs

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National Open Youth Orchestra

An environment where talented young disabled and non-disabled musicians learn, rehearse and perform together, promoting a more diverse orchestra for the 21st century.