How to Curate a Youth Programme

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Past Event

This event was on Thu 19 Jul 2018, 10am - 5pm

This session looks at how best to create and sustain meaningful collaborations with young people and youth forums and how to enable a space for access and insight into the Institution, using both Whitechapel Gallery case studies and other gallery partnerships as material.

You will learn about:

  • How to create and sustain meaningful collaborations with young people (youth forums, short and long-term programmes, professional development)
  • Enabling a space for access and insight into the gallery’s programme
  • Strategies for co-developing programmes with young people
  • Integrating digital platforms led by young people
  • Evaluating processes and outcomes


Lunch and refreshments will be included in the course fee 

About Sofia Victorino

Sofia Victorino is Daskalopoulos Director of Education and Public Programmes at the Whitechapel Gallery and is responsible for leading a programme of artists’ residencies, commissions, schools and community projects, talks and events.

Previously Head of Education and Public Programmes at Serralves Museum of Contemporary art, Porto (2002-2011), her research interests focus on socially engaged and collaborative art practices, the impact of globalisation in cultural institutions and programming, and the place of the performative in reconfiguring new relationships with the public.

About Renee Odjidja

Renee Odjidja is Swarovski Foundation Curator for the Youth Programme and is responsible for organising and developing projects, workshops and events with young people. Recent projects with the Whitechapel Gallery’s youth forum (Duchamp & Sons) include Youth Forum Open Call: Artist Residency and Exhibition (2017-18), Duchamp & Sons Manifesto (2017), William Kentridge: Thick Time (2016-17), exploring cross disciplinary making with English National Opera practitioners and filmmaker, Chiara Ambrosio, and  EYESPY.FM (2016), a radio show on surveillance, privacy and control with artist Sophie Mallett.

She has previously worked as Swarovski Foundation Curator: Youth and Community Programmes (Maternity Cover), Project Assistant on the Youth Programme and as a trainee in the Education Department. She is also a Visiting Tutor on the BA (Hons) Drawing course at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London and was part of “Levelling the Playing Field”, a research project addressing BAME (Black, Asian and  minority ethnic) students’ experiences within fine art from 2017-2018.

About Nicola Sim

Nicola Sim is a freelance researcher, evaluator and events producer, specialising in work with arts, youth and play organisations. She recently completed a PhD in Education with The University of Nottingham – exploring partnerships through Tate’s national youth programme Circuit. Nicola was previously Curator, Public Programmes at Whitechapel Gallery, and she also regularly works with South London Gallery, Freelands Foundation and Tate.