Through our innovative and award-winning arts programmes and projects, we target those excluded from mainstream social and educational opportunities.
The Arts Service creates opportunities for young people to experience the arts through a broad range of projects.
Youth Art Forum - NEW!
A fantastic opportunity for young people to have a say about art in their local area! Orleans House Gallery will be working in conjunction with Heatham House to run weekly forums to allow you the opportunity to have your voice heard, make art, visit galleries, and make decisions about art with other young people. View the flyer
The first session will be at Heatham House, at 4-6pm on Tuesday 24 January (Whitton Road, TW1 1BH). Please contact Rachel Craddock, Youth Programme Co-ordinator for more information: email@example.com, 020 8831 6485.
During 2009-10 Orleans House Gallery was one of 10 galleries chosen by engage to take part in the accredited placement programme for vulnerable young people, called Visual Roots. Twenty young people have participated in the programme which has been supported by the Department of Children, Schools and Families and the Arts Council England. Two young people from the borough were successful in gaining their Arts Award, completing a volunteering placement over a six month period working alongside our professional arts teams and showcasing their artwork in our gallery.
Visual Roots (2008-10) was an initiative developed by engage which took a fresh approach to the development of youth participation and skills development in the visual arts. The project offered visual arts venues the resources and support to implement accredited placements for vulnerable and hard to reach young people. The aim was to open new pathways to the visual arts sector and enable young people to gain new skills, develop their talents and achieve personal development and accredited outcomes. More information about Visual Roots.
We deliver Bronze and Silver Arts Awards and the AQA Unit Awards Scheme. These options allow young people a more flexible way of learning based on individual interests. Qualifications can be delivered through a range of courses, after-school clubs and projects with schools, designed to help young people achieve their full creative potential.
The gallery offers work-based learning and volunteer opportunities for all ages. We welcome applications for short-term placements, extended work experience and internships. Visit our work experience page for more information.
Careers in the Arts
Supported by Hampton Academy, this annual event was successfully organised this year on 22 June. This year we focused on year 9 and 10 pupils from all schools in the borough. Four specialist artist practitioners were chosen to deliver seminars about there career path in the arts and lead a hands on workshop. Over sixty students attended the days 4 seminars. Read more about Careers in the Arts.