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Young creatives

Young Visual Arts Group

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Take advantage of all the art on offer at the Barbican and develop your approach to and understanding of visual art within a group that shares your passion

The Barbican Young Visual Arts Group is for anyone between 16 and 25 who loves the visual arts. It doesn’t matter if you know your Koons from your Kandinsky or your Modernism from your Materialism, this programme will broaden your artistic horizons in the context of a leading international arts centre.

You will take part in a series of fourteen evening and weekend sessions with arts industry mentors who will introduce you to how the Barbican works as an art centre, and will help you develop your practice, whether that is as a future curator, programmer, marketer, teacher or artist. Working together, the group will draw inspiration from the Barbican’s visual arts programme to curate its own showcase inspired by the themes of innovation and expression.



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Summer Arts Camp

Summer Arts Camp

This year’s Summer Arts Camp is taking inspiration from Barbican Art Gallery’s summer exhibition – celebrating dancer Michael Clark and the multi-disciplinary approaches to making art. Exploring visual arts, music, fashion and film, along with dance, music and performance, this week-long series of workshops will conclude with a showcase of artworks, performances and more at the Guildhall’s Milton Court!

Course Dates: Monday 3 August - Friday 7 August



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‘You can immerse yourself in all the varying forms of art, be part of a really friendly group and develop ideas you wouldn’t have the materials or opportunity to otherwise‘
Past Participant
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Watch: Celebrating 10 Years of Creative Learning

When we create, we add something new that didn't exist in the world before that moment. 

Learn more about the work and impact of Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary in 2019. 

Join Young Barbican

Be there when it happens with discounted access to unmissable art and entertainment as well as events and creative opportunities for 14-25 year olds

With thanks

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Young Visual Arts Group is supported by Arts Council England and City Bridge Trust.