Young Associates Programme

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new art and design programme in September 2019, the Young Associates Programme (YAP), open to young people aged 16-18.

Book your place on a taster workshop

Tuesday 28 May 2019, 12.30-14.30
Create graphic patterns and mark-making designs with textile and graphic artist Yemi Awosile.
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Wednesday 29 May 2019, 12.30-15.30
Construct, customise and take home your own stool with designer Adam Willis of award-winning design collective Assemble.
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Watch the YAP trailer

About the YAP

The free, 10-month long and accredited programme seeks to create a high-quality pathway for local young people with artistic aspirations, towards a creative career and/or higher education. Through the programme and interaction with leading international practitioners and industry professionals, the Young Associates will develop life skills and confidence, alongside knowledge and techniques in art and design forms such as graphic design, music production, printmaking, sculpture and furniture design. 

The YAP continues OSE’s commitment to increasing equality of access to education and to making the arts a more open sector. The programme aims to work particularly with young people who experience disadvantage or face challenges in mainstream education.

For more information, please contact Laura Owen, Head of the YAP at: or by phone at: 07511 159 644.

The Young Associates Programme is made possible through funding from Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust and Freelands Foundation.