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Young People

Work Experience

Wolverhampton Arts and Culture is committed to developing a skilled local workforce and recognises the importance of work experience and what it can offer to young people by creating new opportunities, developing communication and interpersonal skills and increasing self-confidence and team work.

We provide work experience placements for GCSE, A Level and students across our venues with one week placements available during June or July 2020. Application for placements in 2020 will open in Spring 2020.

During a one week work experience placement students complete a Bronze Arts Award. This is an exciting opportunity to further develop your art skills and to share your personal responses to our collections and exhibitions. Students have the chance to work alongside the gallery’s Learning Team Facilitators and gain experience in working in an alternative education setting. There is a charge to cover your moderation which can be covered by your school or college.

GROUPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

ARTFORUM 

Takes place on every first and third Wednesday of each month from 5pm – 7pm. Our free sessions for young people aged 14-25 offer the chance to work with practising artists, experiment with new art techniques and learn about careers in galleries, museums and archives. You can also work towards your Bronze, Silver or Gold Arts Award (for which you can gain up to 35 UCAS points).

ArtForum youth programs is currently recruiting a group of young people aged 16-25 years to work on British Art Show 9 project, please apply by completing the application form – ArtForum BAS 9

Articulation

ARTiculation was established 12 years ago by Madeleine Bessborough, Director of New Art Centre and Lucy Salisbury, Head of Roche Court Educational Trust in partnership with the Head of History of Art at Winchester College, Laurence Wolff. The ARTiculation Prize has been designed to give young people a forum in which they are able to express their ideas on art.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery is one of more than 50 museums and galleries across the UK that participate in this scheme. It is a fun way to engage with arts and heritage and a well-recognised tool to help support educational attainment at A-level and beyond.

You can read more about our ARTiculation Discovery Day HERE. Booking forms for the event are available HERE.