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Are you 15 – 24? Interested in art, meeting new people and getting involved in creative projects? Our youth collective, Duchamp & Sons, might be what you’re looking for.

There are normally opportunities to join Duchamp & Sons in September and January, when some of our current group members move on from the group and so a few spaces open up in the collective.

How to get involved?

We advertise here when we’re looking for new members to join Duchamp & Sons. To apply, you’ll need to complete a short form, and then, as long as you’re eligible, we’ll invite you to join a Taster Evening.

At our Taster Evenings you can discover what the youth collective has to offer through an evening of icebreakers, workshops and a talk led by current members and Whitechapel Gallery staff. As the group is often oversubscribed, we also use these evenings to help us select who will be offered a place to join the group. 

Apply Now: Our next Duchamp & Sons Taster Evening will take place in September 2023. Please click here for more details and to apply by 29 August 2023.

What does being part of the group involve?

  • Attending regular Duchamp & Sons sessions which take place 2-3 times per month on Wednesday evenings from 5pm-7pm.
  • Collaborating with peers, artists and other creative practitioners to develop projects.
  • Meeting other young people and making new friends.
  • Gaining new skills and learning about creative careers through making art, curating exhibitions, and producing events and other projects.
  • Taking part in gallery and studio visits across London.


Who can get involved?

  • No previous art experience is necessary! We’re simply looking for people interested in working on creative projects, and finding out more about contemporary art.
  • You need to be aged 15-24 to join the collective. We are particularly interested in hearing from those aged 15-19, so that you can be part of the group for several years.
  • You need to be based in London to get involved. We encourage participation from young people living in East London and those from underrepresented backgrounds in the arts


Please note that there are a limited number of spaces available in the collective, and so we may not be able to offer everyone who attends the Taster Evening a place in Duchamp & Sons. In these instances we will prioritise those based in East London, from backgrounds underrepresented in the arts, and with least prior access to similar opportunities.

Contact us to register

E: duchampandsons@whitechapelgallery.org

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Twitter: @duchampandsons

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