Learning Programme Applications Now Open

Ardagh Young Creatives 2023

A vibrant programme to create pathways into design for 14 to 16 year olds to experiment and imagine a better future together.

Creating pathways into design

The Design Museum recognises that the design world isn’t as visibly diverse as it should be and wants to make a positive change.

Each year, the Ardagh Young Creatives programme welcomes a group of young people aged 14–16 based in London from underrepresented groups to explore all aspects of design and how it can be used to help solve issues.


Applications Open for Ardagh Young Creatives London 2023

We are now recruiting for the 2023 programme, starting in April until July.


The programme is open to young people aged 14 – 16 who identify with underrepresented backgrounds and are interested in developing creative skills and working as part of a group. Please click on the link below to apply.
Deadline for application: 3 March 2023

We're looking for a group or individuals to guide and support the young people through this year's programme. Please click on the link below to express your interest.
Deadline for application: 26 February 2023

How does it work?

A group of up to 15 young people will work together with the museum teams and guest designers on multiple workshops, mentorship sessions and hands-on activities to learn about the design process and work on developing a collective project for the duration of the programme.

Based on design thinking principles and methods, participants will invest in their ideas whilst learning about the value of design.

Working with established and emerging designers, the group will take part in co-creation and collaborative workshops. At the end of the programme, the young people will work on a live build showcased at the museum where their final project is celebrated and displayed to the public.

In summary, the programme gives young people the opportunity to:

· Understand pathways into creative careers

· Develop digital & hands-on skills

· Work to a brief

· Co-create a group project with industry professionals

· Meet other young people

· Add to their CV and portfolio

· Learn employability skills and receive guidance from professional mentors


Find out more @ardaghyoungcreatives




Get in touch with the team via youngcreatives@designmuseum.org

See what we've been up to

Find more about previous years' young people and designers.

Open Call

Ardagh Young Creatives in Barnsley

We'll soon be running a pilot of Ardagh Young Creatives for 14–16 year olds from underrepresented backgrounds who are based in Barnsley.
Dates are to be announced in the near future.

The initiative aims to connect young people, designers and facilitators from the local area to work together for a week. Participants will learn about design from industry professionals, learn practical skills from mentors and respond to a project brief.

Got questions? Get in touch via youngcreatives@designmuseum.org

Sign up here if you're interested in taking part.

Ardagh​​ Group is a global supplier of sustainable, infinitely recyclable, metal and glass packaging for brand owners around the world. Ardagh operates 65 metal and glass production facilities in 16 countries, employing 20,000 people with sales of approximately $10bn.

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