Communities & Groups

Communities & Educational Groups

We work closely with a number of groups, charities and organisations on tailored projects that open up our building and promote access to new audiences. By exploring our cultural programme and building offer a look behind the scenes we try to expand the conversation around art  and broader culture as well as presenting the variety of creative and career opportunities within the creative sector. We also look to take our work beyond Somerset House, meeting groups beyond our building in order to initiate relationships and understand individual and collective needs and interests. Running bespoke co-produced projects with young people aged 16-30 we aim to inspire personal development through making, open discussion and collaboration.

We focus on young people that are at a turning point in the decisions around their future careers and so work closely with sixth forms, further education colleges as well as those at university. We offer new experiences exploring the behind the scenes of our building, deeper engagement within our exhibitions and events programme and access to our creative community through them as people, their practice and their spaces. We are equipped to cater to individual and collective needs and our team are experienced in working with a range of educational  settings  including SEN and students with specific requirements. Previous activities have included a digital workshop led by the Björk Biophilia Education Project and an Afro-Beat poetry workshop with the Royal African Society.

Our work with communities and groups has included artist led workshops, tours of the Somerset House Studios and inviting organisations to collaborate with curators on our exhibitions. We look to provide a welcoming environment for all visitors and to engage with new audiences in an equal, supportive way  through sustained projects

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