Free event for young people

Essential Information

Type Talks and courses
National Maritime Museum
Date and Times Coming summer 2023
Prices Free

Join us this summer for a creative programme at the National Maritime Museum, where you will work alongside a professional artist to explore the Museum's themes and stories. You will have the opportunity to meet new people as well as gain valuable work experience for your CV and future progression.

This is a free offer to anyone aged 15-18 years, living or studying within the Royal Borough of Greenwich.  

What are the projects?

During the summer holidays, we are running two creative workshops:

Shaping Space

Monday 31 July – Wednesday 2 August

Two young people make an artwork

Working alongside architectural educators MATT+FIONA, you will produce creative responses to the objects and stories within the collection at the National Maritime Museum.

You’ll be getting a unique insight into the world of the museum, architecture and design, and literally shaping space!

Find out more

A photograph of a man washing. His face and hair is covered in soap suds, an water is being thrown over him

Rethink Residency

Monday 21 August – Thursday 24 August

Inspired by our exhibition Our Connection to Water, you will be empowered to explore the themes of water, connection and identity, through creative responses.

The outputs of the project will be displayed at the National Maritime Museum to prompt all visitors to rethink their responses to the site.

Image: Detail of Pour me Water, Pure Water © Dafe Oboro

What will you gain from the projects?

  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Work creatively alongside an artist 
  • Try new things and develop new skills
  • Gain valuable work experience for your CV and future progression

To become a Young Creative you must:

  • Be open to try new things! 
  • Be aged 15-18 years
  • Live or study in the Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Be available for the duration of the project

Where will the projects take place?

The projects will be hosted at the National Maritime Museum.

A full timetable will be issued in advance of the project. 

How much will the projects cost?

These are free projects.

All food and equipment will be provided. You just need to be able to travel to and from the museum each day.

How do I sign up?

To sign up for the Shaping Space project, click here

To sign up for the Rethink Residency, click here

I have a question - who do I contact? 

Please email with any questions or call +44 (0)208 312 8528.

Project Partners

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Young people at Royal Museums Greenwich

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