Youth Forum

We are a vibrant group of young people aged 14 – 21 who work with the Gallery to give a fresh perspective on its Collections and exhibitions. Meet the team below.

Check out what we’ve been up to recently by visiting our Facebook page

Join us at one of our future monthly events, Pick up a Pencil: Drop-in Drawing for ages 14 – 21 

For more information about the Gallery’s Youth Forum please email the

Meet the Team

Young People - Self Portraits

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Join the National Portrait Gallery's Youth Forum!

The Youth Forum is our young people's advisory panel committed to making the Gallery a more youth-friendly place. We are opening Youth Forum up for new recruits on Thursday 1 September or Thursday 6 October from 18.30 – 19.30.

We are looking for young people aged 14-21 who are able to attend monthly meetings and help us support a diverse programme of events and activities. You will have the opportunity to develop your creative skills, meet and work with a range of artists and photographers, as well as help organise and promote events for other young people.

We provide refreshments and cover travel expenses (up to £10).

To apply, please email us with the following information:

• Name/Date of birth
• Borough you live in
• Your hobbies and interests
• Why you would like to join the Youth Forum
• Previous volunteer experience including any other peer-led panels
• Please tell us which meeting you are able to attend

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