Contemporary Art Boot Camp: Creative Careers

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    Youth Takeover, Whitechapel Gallery, 2019. Photo credit: Rob Harris

Past Event

This event was on Mon 19 - Fri 23 Aug 2019, 10am – 4pm daily | Free, booking required

Ever wondered about working in the arts?

Over one week, learn about creative careers through talks, visits and workshops with Whitechapel Gallery staff and industry professionals.

Gain insight into curating exhibitions and public events, fundraising, working as an artist, marketing, designing, using AV technology and many other roles.

Visit artists in residence at Acme Studios in east London. Hear from young creatives, filmmaker Ayo Akingbade, illustrator Rosie Chomet, journalist Precious Adesina and graphic designer Sam Eccles in a panel discussion and workshop on their practice and career journeys.

Learn about self-publishing with illustrator Aleesha Nandhra and create a zine sharing your insights and top tips from the week with other young people.

This event is now fully booked.

Please contact us to be added to a waiting list at or for information about future events and opportunities, join our Youth mailing list.

This project is part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s Youth Programme and is open to young people aged 15 – 21. Find out more about the programme and our youth forum Duchamp & Sons here.

The Youth Summer Programme is supported by Capital Group and The Arts Society Westminster