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.
Make some noise and join the global music conversation.
Whatever your age, location, musical or artistic skill, we invite you to take part in a worldwide Graphic Score Project.
Musicians, budding musicians or the just plain curious can create a musical score without any formal music training, and have their score performed and turned into music and sound art. There’s also a chance to win prizes along the way.
You can enter The Global Score Project as either a composer or a performer, or both.
So, how does it work?
For full information read our guide, which tells you all you need to know.
Also check the School of Noise website for loads of examples and the story behind graphic scores.
Before you get started, here’s experimental musician Alfredo Genovesi with his graphic score and musical interpretation.
For UK entrants there is a chance to win prizes including tickets to Kaleidoscope Festival or GO-APE at Alexandra Palace. Plus free workshops in our Creativity Pavilion for School entries.
CLOSING DATE FOR ALLY PALLY COMPETITION: OCTOBER 2020
16 and under
Take the Ally Pally Wildlife challenge!
Alexandra Palace needs your wonderful ideas to help us celebrate our beautiful park and the hundreds of weird and wonderful species that make their homes here.
We want you to pick your favourite wildlife and create inventions that will help them here in Ally Pally Park. To do so visit the Little Inventors website which has all the relevant information, resources and instructions. There are prizes on offer for the best ideas, entries close 31 July 2020.
But just before you get started, here’s CBBC’s Naomi Wilkinson with a bit more information. Thanks Naomi!
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.
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:
Acclaimed street artist Carleen De Sozer is helping the Palace to design way-finding signage that supports social distancing across the park, and she needs your help!
We want young people – under 16 – to send in drawings, designs and patterns inspired by Alexandra Park. Your designs need to fit inside our arrow template and should be simple, bold and clear using ONLY four colours.
So download the template, create your work and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Designs must be submitted before Monday 6 July and Carleen will use the winning entries as inspiration to mark out signage throughout the park. So, this is your opportunity to have your art work on display for our thousands of visitors to see!
Alexandra Palace is a charity, run for the benefit of everyone. Our Park, Palace and spectacular events have been enriching lives since 1863, but the coronavirus pandemic has hit us hard. To be blunt, we are looking at a £1m shortfall this year and the same again next year. We know this time has been hard on many people but, if you can afford it, your support will help us get through this crisis.