BP Portrait Award: Next Generation


What is BP Portrait Award: Next Generation?
Inspired by the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, Next Generation is a three-year project that opens up opportunities for 14-19 year-olds to engage with portraiture through the BP Portrait Award. Young people will be able to connect with artists and create their own artwork through a series of free workshops, Summer Schools and digital content.

I'm 14 to 19 years old, how can I get involved?
In 2010, Next Generation kicks off with two free ways for young artists to try out creative approaches to making portraits, work alongside professional artists and meet other young people interested in art. 

A series of Taster Sessions will take place at the Gallery over the London 2012 Open Weekend in July, which are ideal for a wide range of abilities and interests, including those who want to make portraits for the first time. Our two three-day Summer Schools in August offer a more in-depth opportunity to work with BP Portrait Award artists, and experiment with different portraiture techniques.

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July 2010
11.00 - 13.30 & 14.30 - 17.00
View the BP Portrait Award 2010 exhibition and work directly with artists to explore different approaches to portraiture, and make drawings and mixed-media works inspired by the exhibition.

FREE and open to all 14-19 year-olds who want to try portraiture. All materials provided, and free goody bags to take away.

To book call 020 7312 2483 or email [email protected]

Monday  9 - Wednesday  11 August 2010 & Monday 23 - Wednesday 25 August 2010
10.30 - 15.30
For 14 to 19 year-olds

Intensive three-day workshops working closely with BP Portrait Award past winners to creatively explore portraiture and generate a body of work including drawings from life and paintings on canvas.

FREE. All materials and lunch provided.

Summer Schools Information and Application form  


For further information or to send your Application Form for Summer Schools, email:  [email protected]  or call 020 7312 2483

Where can I get more information?
Call 020 7312 2483 or email [email protected]
Plus you can keep-up-date by following our Youth Forum Facebook page

Spread the word
Click on the links below to download eflyers about the Taster Sessions and Summer Schools, which you can forward to your creative friends!
Taster Sessions e-flyer
Summer Schools e-flyer

What's happening in 2011 and 2012?
Leading up to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, BP Portrait Award: Next Generation will offer more opportunities for inspiration and participation, with Summer Schools at venues across the UK and an interactive website including behind-the-scenes insights into the BP Portrait Award exhibition and interviews with artists and opportunities to find out more about the judging process.  

BP Portrait Award: Next Generation, 2010