The Gallery for Everyone
Whitechapel Gallery – the artists’ gallery for everyone. The Gallery is a touchstone for contemporary art internationally, playing a central role in London’s cultural landscape and is pivotal to the continued growth of the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter. For over a century Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Paul Noble, Thomas Struth, Sarah Lucas and Mark Wallinger.
Whitechapel Gallery Youth Programme
The Swarovski Foundation partners with Whitechapel Gallery in London to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds to engage with art and discover potential careers in the industry. Whitechapel Gallery Youth Programme is open to people 15 – 21 and gives young adults the chance to explore contemporary art, meet creative professionals and peers, and open up career paths into the sector.
Since 2015,the Swarovski Foundation has empowered approximately 4,000 young people through creative learning, providing them with the hands-on experience in the creative industries, insights into creative working environments, and enables them to develop new skills and confidence within the arts and creative sector. We have supported Renee Odjidja Curator: Youth Programme who leads all aspects of the programming and delivery of collaborative projects, artist commissions, workshops and events to bring young people closer to artistic creativity.
In 2018, the Youth Programme supported 476 young people:
- Creative Career Programme Placements offer unique opportunities to encounter staff and leading professionals, gain new skills, practical experience and behind-the-scene insight into working in the creative sector
- Workshops, Talks and Masterclasses with artists and creatives, sharing insights into their creative processes, working in the arts and how to develop creative careers
- Contemporary Art Boot Camps provide participants with insight into specialist creative skills and techniques from filmmaking and performance to curating exhibitions and events.