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The Young Artist Programme

Ages 15-18 Live Online

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Internship Overview

The Young Artist Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of a career as an artist. You will take part in a series of interactive simulations, seminars, case studies and Q&A sessions with established artists, art school lecturers, curators and art agents. 

Attendance will give you an edge over other aspiring artists in the race for the best jobs and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your UCAS application.

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Internship Highlights

An Immersive Experience of the World of an Artist:

  • Art experts will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including:

  • Mastering your medium, style and technique
  • Pitching your artwork to the experts
  • Writing a compelling artist bio and statement
  • Planning and curating an exhibition 

    Career Coaching for Young Artists:

    • You will be trained on how to fulfil your career ambitions as an artist

    • An action plan of how to establish yourself as an artist, starting now

    • Coaching by experts on study choices; work experience; internships; gaining exposure and networking in the industry 

    An Audience With Experts in the Art World:

    • Q&A time with a panel of artists, art school lecturers, curators, agents and more

    • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

    Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

    • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, creativity, communication, presentation and commercial awareness

    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

      Programme Fee, Format & Options

      The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

      Programme Fee:

      'Live Online’: £165/student for both days.

      Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

      Day One: Your Art

      Day Two: Your Career

      Day One: Your Art

      11.00amIntroduction to Fine Art

      - Discover the world of art; past, present and future
      - Finding a studio and securing a gallery (finding your artistic space)
      - Printmaking, sculpture, drawing and painting unravelled
      - Participate in a still life session live with a professional artist!

      12.30pmIllustration and Graphic Design

      - Understanding your tools as an illustrator and graphic designer
      - Learn from top professionals about their tips for success
      - Finding commissions, marketing strategies and building your network
      - You become the designer!

      1.45pmLunch Break

      2.30pmEnter the Digital Age

      - The evolution of art in the technological era
      - Meet leading experts in Animation and Game Design
      - Understanding the design process: from sketchbook to render
      - Build a storyboard for your own animation or game!

      4.00pmBuild Your Portfolio

      - Learn how to build a successful portfolio with the aid of an established artist
      - Live demonstrations of how to mount, light, photograph and scan your work
      - Tailoring your portfolio to match the requirements of specific industry areas

      4.30pmCareer Coaching

      - Routes into the Arts
      - University Interviews
      - Networking and work experience
      - Equality, diversity and inclusivity in the Art World

      5.00pmPanel Q&A

      - Panel discussion with artists, designers and creatives
      - Ask all your burning questions about life in the Arts!


      *exact programme subject to change without notice.

      Day Two: Your Career

      11.00amArt as a Career

      - The business of art
      - The possibilities, demands and expectations

      11.20amBuilding an Artist’s Brand

      - Develop an artistic narrative through a strategic marketing campaign
      - Identify key selling platforms
      - Building your social and web profile
      - Write a compelling artist statement and biography

      1.00pmLunch Break

      2.00pmEnter the Exhibition: Art Curation

      - The exhibition planning process
      - Theme, creation and curation
      - Write your exhibition proposal to submit to the gallery
      - Create the exhibition storyboard and curate the exhibition model

      4.00pmCareer Coaching: Gaining Exposure

      - Targeting opportunities to get your art out into the world: competitions, fairs, community projects, open galleries, residencies and commissions
      - Securing funding and establishing financial stability as a self-employed artist
      - The artist’s CV
      - How to stand out: networking, work experience and extra-curriculars

      5.00pmPanel Q&A

      - Panel discussion with industry experts
      - Ask all your burning questions


      *exact programme subject to change without notice.

      Dates & Locations

      Live Online


      6th - 7th November 2021

      11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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      6th - 7th November 2021

      11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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      Who Can Attend

      This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

      There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

      COVID-19 Group

      This programme will be delivered ‘Live Online’, so is not affected at all by any Covid-19 restrictions.


      If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device. You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email info@investin.org with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.

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