Youth Engagement

Are you a young person aged 13 to 24?

We have a range of fun and exciting opportunities for you – from workshops to young curators’ groups, events and the chance to go behind the scenes. Click the drop down menus below to find out how to get involved!

Do you work with young people?

Our dedicated Youth Engagement Officers can provide 1-2-1 or group sessions as well as working in partnership with youth providers on bespoke projects. We also provide outreach visits to your youth project or community space. 

Our projects provide an opportunity for young people to express themselves and learn real world skills such as project management, literacy and public speaking. Please get in touch to find out more.
If you would like to find out more information, or suggest ideas for events and workshops, please contact the Youth Engagement Officers. 

We are Arts Award Supporters.​​​



Abbey House Museum Abbey House Museum <div class="ExternalClass6D4811F0FDD742F6A6D5239CFBA87EF0"><ul><li>​The Vintage Youth Club is a dedicated group of young people aged 13-21 who have an interest in history, art and design. Learn the tricks of the trade to develop ideas and create the next major youth exhibition in Spring 2019.  Meeting once a fortnight from 4-6pm, come along have fun and meet new friends.  You can work towards the Bronze or Gold Arts Award too.  Looks great on your CV!<br></li><li>Get involved planning and delivering workshops at Abbey House Museum and Kirkstall Abbey during the school holidays.  <br></li></ul></div>
Kirkstall AbbeyKirkstall Abbey<div class="ExternalClass13F1962333CC470D9B01C822BE3DEBF5"><ul><li>​Devise teen tours around Kirkstall Abbey during the school holidays<br></li><li>Become a youth volunteer. Sign up to one of our volunteer opportunities and gain experience of working in a museum. <br></li></ul></div>
Leeds Art GalleryLeeds Art Gallery<div class="ExternalClass159DFCFD26634E75B14B47BD60A01831"><ul><li>From Autumn 2018 , join the Leeds Art Gallery Youth Collective. Meeting on the first Saturday of every month, go behind the scenes to explore our paintings and sculpture collections. Meet Curators, host teen tours and events. Train and lead young people’s workshops and plan exciting events at the gallery.  Full training will be provided.  <br></li><li>Tuesday Social Maker Space. Creative workshops hosted in Art Space from 3-5pm for young people aged 14-24 years. <br></li><li>Friday morning creative sessions for young parents to bring their children to the gallery.  Parents aged 14-24 are invited to bring their children along to the Little Artists maker sessions. <br></li><li>Central Court Gallery teen pop up events and workshops at the weekend. At different times of the year, pop up events will take place in response to community and gallery needs.  If you are part of youth project, charity or club and are interested in hosting an event, please contact Angie Thompson on<strong> </strong><a href=""><strong></strong></a><strong>.</strong></li><li>Enjoy creative workshops and gain the Bronze and Gold Art Award at weekends and the school holidays. This is offered to all young people who attend workshops and volunteer with us.<br></li></ul></div>
Leeds City MuseumLeeds City Museum<div class="ExternalClassF7869F376D374B5F9831E8D66066B657"><div><ul><li>Join our group of young curators called The Preservative Party, who meet weekly to curate exhibitions and other museum projects.<br></li><li>School holiday workshop programme for ages 11+<br></li><li>1-2-1 placements and support<br></li><li>Art Award support<br><br></li></ul></div></div>
Contact the Youth Engagement TeamContact the Youth Engagement Team<div class="ExternalClassDFD119D7D0624A2DB6FBB7FCFD726E59">​To discuss potential partnership projects with our Youth Engagement team, please contact:<br><br>Email: <a href=""><strong></strong></a><strong> </strong><br><br>Telephone: 0113 2243730 <br><br>Follow the Youth Engagement Officer Angie Thompson on Twitter: <a href=""><strong>@youthcurator</strong></a><br></div>