Support the UK’s next creative generation
This is a guest blog from the team at National Saturday Club. They’re looking for Fellows in the design, architecture and engineering industries who may be able to offer masterclasses, visits or creative career guidance, as well as Fellows who can introduce young people to their cultural institutions.
The National Art & Design Saturday Club provides young people aged 14-16 with the unique opportunity to study art and design every Saturday morning at their local college or university for free. Now in its sixth year, the Saturday Club runs in 41 locations across the UK, in colleges, universities and at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
As well as expert tuition over 30 weeks, the Club also offers visits to museums and galleries, masterclasses with leading creative industries practitioners and an exhibition of all Club members' work at Somerset House in London. The Saturday Club nurtures talent, builds confidence, boosts skills and raise aspirations. For young people, it is a life changing opportunity. It is also an important talent pipeline for the UK’s creative education sector and our world leading creative industries.
How you can help us
RSA Fellows around the UK may be able to help support Saturday Clubs in their local area. If you are a design, architecture, engineering or other creative company, you may be able to offer Masterclasses or visits on a Saturday morning or Creative Career Visits for one or two people on a weekday. Visits to cultural institutions locally are also extremely valuable – around 70% of our Club members have never visited a gallery or museum before. If you work at a cultural institution and could offer tours, visits or talks, we would love to hear from you.
If you would like to talk to us about how else you might be able to help, please get in touch.
Email Sorrel Hershberg, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Gemma Scott, Programme Manager, at email@example.com
or Call them on 020 7845 5860
Visit the website: www.saturday-club.org
Follow them on Twitter @natsatclub