14 - 21? Join our Youth Forum!

Are you 14-21 and interested in art, history and portraiture, meeting new people and getting involved in the future of the National Portrait Gallery? Join our Youth Forum and get inspired by the collection, and shape the offer for young people!

Join Youth Forum to -

Meet other young people

Get to know each other, share interests and socialise at regular meetings

See behind the scenes

Explore the Gallery, find out more about what goes on and learn about creative careers

Have your say

Share your views on our Inspiring People project – from displays and refurbishment to events

Get creative

Try your hand at art activities inspired by the collection and meet artists

Add to your CV

Get involved and grow your skills and experiences

Talk about topics that matter to you

Discover inspiring stories in the Collection and connect with contemporary themes like LGBTQI+, equality, diversity and mental health.

As the Gallery is currently closed for major redevelopment work, meetings are taking place virtually so anyone in the UK can take part. Opportunities to meet in person at the Gallery and at London locations will be explored later in 2022. Meetings take place once a month on a weeknight, from 5.30-7.30pm

How to join

The Youth Forum is recruiting! If you’re interested in joining and

  • You’re aged 14-21.
  • You like art or history and want to meet like-minded people
  • You’re based anywhere in the UK. 

Email [email protected] with ‘Youth Forum’ as the subject to get involved.

Taster Evenings

Taster Evenings are taking place on 7 December 2021 and 25 January 2022 - come along to these virtual meetings to find out more about being a Youth Forum member!

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