Run a workshop with IYP!

Run a workshop with Ikon Youth Programme!
Deadline: Friday 31 July

Ikon Gallery and Eastside Projects are collaborating on an exciting new pilot project, providing emerging artists with the opportunity to gain experience by holding a practical workshop, focussed on their creative field. Ikon are seeking six artists with a variety of practices to hold workshops with IYP (Ikon Youth Programme) and give young people aged between 16-21, an insight into creative career paths, along with the opportunity to learn new practical techniques.

Besides gaining hands on experience of leading a workshop, the six artists will also be provided with mentoring from the Learning team at Ikon, including tutoring in session planning and a feedback session afterwards.

Each of the six artists will be allocated a two hour workshop running from 6-8pm on a Thursday evening at Ikon Gallery. Ikon will hold one workshop per month, from September 2015 until March 2016, with a fee of £100 per artist. During the two hour workshop the artist should introduce their practice and career path and create an opportunity for Q&A with the young people. The chosen artists should be honest but inspiring and give the IYP members a true insight into their career. A short practical workshop should follow this discussion and showcase the artist’s art form in an exciting and inspiring manner.

To apply for one of the six artist positions available on this project, please email a cv and a maximum of six images of your work, along with a short cover letter that explains what the young people will learn through the workshop to

A selection panel of Ikon and Eastside Projects staff and IYP members will make the final selection based on the quality of your proposal and the subject specialism and experience you offer.

For further information please contact Claire Bird at or
call her on 0121 248 0708