Babylon Young Curators is a new programme for 2020 which offers young people age 18 – 26 an opportunity to develop their skills and experience.

In summer 2020 we advertised the Young Curators opportunity and were overwhlemed with the number of responses.  It was a privillage to receive so many applications from young people with ideas, commitment and a real passion for the arts.  There is no doubt  in our minds that programmes like this are incredibly important to support and give opportunities to young talent in our industry. 

We were very pleased to offer two places on the Babylon Young Curators programme to Olu Taiwo and Sid White-Jones.  Olu and Sid started with us in September and have been busy meeting the Babylon team, working their mentors, and learning about our programmes.

Olu (photo: left) and Sid (photo: right) are already working on ideas for their own exhibitions which will be presented in Spring 2021.  Watch this space!  We also hope to work with other young people through the Babylon Young Creatives Network which will be developed later this year.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Amy Wormald, Creative Spaces Manager - amy.wormald@baylonarts.org.uk

 

Background

Babylon Young Curators is a year-long programme supported using public funding by Arts Council England.  The programme is committed to giving professional development and support to young people wishing to explore a career in the visual arts.  Our Young Curators have the opportunity to learn new skills, work with artists, and develop their ideas with the support of experienced professionals.  The time commitment is approximately 1 day a week, and each Babylon Young Curator receives a bursary (or award) of £1,650 for taking part in the programme.  

Here is our Chief Executive, Claire Somerville, talking more about the programme and the application process.

Here are a few words from one of our mentors, Liz Falconridge:

Hannah Saunders, who completed a similar young curators programme with Peterbough Presents, talks about her experiences and encourages you to apply:

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