British Museum’s future culture

Young people aged between 16 and 24 are being recruited in a British Museum national programme to build local cultural projects.

Supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the scheme, Where we are…, is today reaching out to local organisations to act as key partners to form collaborations which will create three unique projects a year across the UK between 2021 and 2024. Interested organisation should apply via  British Museum website  by March 22

Main image shows UAL students organising a fashion show

The aim is to connect young people at present deemed to be under-served by the cultural sector and encourage creative expression in all forms of cultural experience. The first year of the programme will run from April 2021 to January 2022.

 “It’s so important to make our sector as inclusive as possible, and I’m really pleased the British Museum’s National Programmes is able to open up these opportunities for young people” aid Maria Bojanowska, head of national programmes. “There’s a myriad of really exciting, fresh and dynamic possibilities that the Where we are… programme holds for projects that are truly led by young people. Any organisation in the third or cultural sector that has their interest piqued by the prospect of such a project should apply – even better if you’ve never thought about working in partnership with a museum before!”

 And national outreach manager Sophie Alonso added: “We are really keen to receive applications from a variety of cultural and third sector organisations across the UK. If you value young people and want to work collaboratively with them to create meaningful arts and cultural projects then we can't wait to hear from you”.

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