Join our community of young creatives and make a difference by engaging with the arts and entertainment.

Alexandra Palace is committed to developing the next generation of creative talent. Our Young People’s programmes signpost and showcase a breadth of careers and encourage opportunities in the creative arts to enable young people to reach their full potential. From early childhood through to young adults we want to nurture a lifelong love for the arts and entertainment.

Our programmes

CULTURE BUBBLE: THE CONTEMPORARY STAGE

Join an all-female panel of pioneering contemporary theatre makers in a discussion about the state of The Contemporary Stage. Each speaker is breaking new ground in the fields of verbatim theatre, community theatre, under representation on the stage and carbon neutral productions. The future of the theatre has never been in safer hands.  So join the revolution, and ask the panellist those burning questions you’ve always wanted answering, but were afraid to ask!

Panelists include:
Helen Monks, Lung Theatre
Abigail Sewell, Uproot Productions
Beth Sitek, Freelance Producer, Stage Manager and Performance Artist
Hetty Hodgson, Pigfoot Theatre

This event will take place over Zoom on Wednesday 10 March at 7pm. Register your interest in advance. Please note that this event is for young people aged 16-24 looking who wish to embark on a creative career and is programmed by Alexandra Palace’s Young Creative Industries Network. 

The webinar will conclude with an live Q&A, giving audiences the chance to probe our top creatives about the sector and answer questions about kick-starting a career in the arts.

Please note that this event will be recorded.

PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT: THE NEW DECADE

The New Decade is a 5-week online photography project for young people aged 16-24 led by artist Alejandra Carles-Tolra. Under the theme of The New Decade participants will get the opportunity to use photography as a vehicle to reflect on the past year’s events and to make creative work in response.

In each session, participants will learn and experiment with different photography techniques, gain inspiration from contemporary artists and collaborate with each other creatively. At the end of the project,  a selection of work will be displayed in an exhibition at Alexandra Palace.

The goal of this project is to provide a space where young people can be creative and social, and a platform where their voice and ideas can be heard and seen.

The project will take place in workshops on Zoom on 16 & 23 February, 2, 9 & 16 March at 7pm. The date of the exhibition is still tbc. For more info or to register your spot email creativenetwork@alexandrapalace.com.

CULTURE BUBBLE: YOUTH VOICE

On Thursday 28th January a panel of young activists met to discuss how they have brought about meaningful social change by stepping up and speaking out on a range of issues that affect young people today. In a free zoom webinar each trailblazing panellist told stories of their own experience and discussed what prompted them to speak out, what personal challenges they might have overcome and what continues to keep them motivated.

Panel:
Daze Aghaji
Elizabeth Alvarado
Tré Ventour
Ellen Jones

If you didn’t manage to join the discussion, you can watch the full video here. The session was for young people aged 16-24 and forms part of a programme ran at Alexandra Palace which supports young people to launch a career in the creative sector. 

CULTURE BUBBLE: ART & ACTIVISM

On Saturday 28th November a panel of contemporary artists met to discuss and explore the space where politics and art collide. Drawing on a vast range of experience in their fields, each panellist talked about the personal challenges and motivations that cause them to speak out about important matters in their art.

Panel:
Zita Holbourne
Jarelle Francis
Rachelle Romeo
Kay Rufai

If you didn’t manage to join the discussion, you can watch the full video here. The session was for young people aged 16-24 and forms part of a programme ran at Alexandra Palace which supports young people to launch a career in the creative sector. 

Artist credit Zita Holbourne.

Young Creatives Industries Network

Ages 16 -24

Do you want to work in a creative industry? Meet like-minded creative young people? Hear about and Influence culture in your neighbourhood? Learn new skills from leading arts practitioners?  Then join our Young Creatives Network – it’s ‘who you know’ and ‘what you know’ that will get you ahead!

Getting ahead in any industry often relies heavily on the connections you made over the years, but for those just starting out making these connections can seem daunting and opportunities elusive. Being part of the Young Creatives Industries Network means you’ll get opportunities to meet industry professionals at every stage of their career whether they’re sharing the challenges of just starting out or staying on top at the height of their creative career.

Sign up to hear about our next networking events, workshops, talks and demonstrations, performances and much much more.

Youth Programming Team

Ages 16 – 24

Be part of a core group of young creative sector leaders building and inspiring young people in your community!

Alexandra Palace would love to hear from young people aged between 16 – 24 who are interested in joining our Youth Programming Team. The Team is an extension of our youth programme. It supports the Creative Learning team to plan events and initiatives, and members act as ambassadors and advisers for our youth programmes. It also serves as both a career development and mentoring opportunity.

The Youth Programming Team will:

  • Build and strengthen communication, critical thinking, and time management skills
  • Participate in planning events and head fundraising campaigns
  • Promote and support outreach to young people in Haringey and neighbouring boroughs
  • Attend monthly meetings and act as ambassadors at conferences and events.
  • Make connections with the charity’s staff throughout various departments
  • Strengthen young people’s networks
  • Create a positive environment for our community

You can
just ask us

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