The Young Artist Programme

The Young Artist Programme

London • Ages 15-18

23rd - 24th January 2021
Live & Online

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.

The programme includes an opportunity for you to receive personalised coaching on your unique artistic response to a theme, pitching your artwork to a team of experts, building an effective marketing campaign and curating your own exhibition.

The programme takes place over two days: Saturday is dedicated to creative development and Sunday is dedicated to a career in art. You can choose to attend either one or both days.

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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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 Format:

      The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. A full timetable can be found below.

      This programme will take place online, delivered LIVE by top professionals, with opportunities for you to interact and ask questions

      On Day 1 (Saturday) of the programme, students will be invited to bring with them a piece or body of their own artwork. Further details will be sent to attendees well in advance of the programme

      Programme Fee:

      £95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £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.

      For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

       

        TIMETABLE
        Day 1: Your Art
        11.00am The World of Art - An eye for art
        - The power of art and Artists
        - What it means to be an artist today
        - Defining success
        11.20am You, the artist - Finding your artistic passion and purpose: who you are, what it is you want to share and why
        - Careers in art: meet the experts from a range of disciplines, such as painting, sketching, sculpting, illustration, photography, print, crafts, and graphics
        12.00pm Master Your Art Form - Present your unique artistic response to a theme
        - Personalised coaching on individual styles, techniques and approaches
        - Identifying opportunities for development and inspiration
        1.30pm Lunch Break
        2.00pm Build Your Portfolio - Showcasing your artwork effectively: format, content, presentation and context
        - Tailoring your portfolio
        - How to talk about your artwork
        2.45pm The Crit - Present your portfolio
        - Develop your public speaking and presentation skills
        - Receive live feedback from peers, established artists and senior art school lecturers
        3.45pm Career Coaching: Improving Your Technique - Coaching on how you can continue to improve your technique and where to learn more
        - Further resources
        - A Level, diploma, degree and university choices
        - A day in the life of an art school student
        4.15pm Panel Q&A - Panel discussion with industry experts
        - Ask all your burning questions
        5.30pm Close

        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Day 2: Your Career
        11.00am Art as a Career - The business of art
        - The possibilities, demands and expectations
        11.20am Building 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
        1.00pm Lunch Break
        1.30pm Enter 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
        3.45pm Career 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
        4.15pm Panel Q&A - Panel discussion with industry experts
        - Ask all your burning questions
        5.30pm Close

        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Venue & Dates

        Programme Date

        Live & Online: 23rd - 24th January 2021

        You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.

        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.

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