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For Young People

For the talent of the future, our Young Creatives programme is designed to nurture young people’s creativity, provide opportunities to explore different artforms and perspectives, build social bonds and enable progression. 

We value young people’s creative voices and look for authentic ways to platform the work of young artists who engage in Baltic’s Young Creative programme.

We inspire creative potential through three programme strands: Art Mix, Young Producers and Foundation Club.

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Photo: John McKenzie
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ArtMix is a free creative group open to all young people aged 13-19 years old. Immerse yourself into an inclusive space to create, connect, chat about art and the world around us. Free ArtMix workshops take place every Saturday 10am-12pm.

Working with professional artists, you’ll have the chance to develop new skills, meet like-minded people and create art that represents your voice and the things you care about.

You can join ArtMix at any point in the year and take part in as many Saturday workshops as you like or are able to. It’s free to join and materials and refreshments are provided. Sign up here 

When you sign up for ArtMix, you also gain access to our regular Young Creatives e-newletter where you can find out about free events, activities and opportunities for young people both inside and outside the gallery and get great discounts in Baltic Shop.

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Young Producers

Baltic Young Producers are a group of young people aged 14-17, who work with our staff and artists over one academic year to plan and deliver an event or commission. They develop a theme that celebrates young people as artists, producers and leaders and also have the opportunity to complete Gold Arts Award, which is a nationally recognised art and leadership qualification worth 16 UCAS points.

Foundation Club

Foundation Club is a residency scheme aimed at supporting the creative careers of young people from the North East. This paid opportunity is open to 16-24 year olds and has been designed to support young artists to access, engage with, learn from and be mentored by creative and cultural professionals in order to progress their artistic talent and realise their creative potential.

Foundation Club focuses on recruiting talented young people who show outstanding potential and who might feel unable to access, or ‘locked out of’ guidance and networking experiences and opportunities.

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Baltic's Foundation Club

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