Find Your Talent are funding and supporting an innovative project that was piloted in May 2009 at Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery. 

The Young Curators project is a unique opportunity that connects young people aged 16 – 19 interested in art, design and museums to an ambitious programme of activities including creating their own exhibition. Through FYT support Young Curators is now able to build on the successes of its first year and engage more young people in this vibrant project. 

During the project – which ran for nine months – six young people from the Leeds area visited exhibitions, took part in workshops, and organised an inspirational event at the Leeds Met Gallery, titled It’s Not The End Of The World . 

The group of aspiring curators and artists worked together alongside experienced gallery staff and freelance artists (and curators) producing an exhibition that borrowed work from the Arts Council Collection and related works by Yorkshire artists. 

Taking part in Young Curators helps to build confidence, develops skills in public speaking, research, project management and writing. It can also provide an invaluable hands-on approach to event management and planning. 

For further information please contact:  Shelley Hollingdrake, Education & Projects Officer, Leeds Met Gallery & Studio Theatre 0113 812 9165

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