Young People

Our campus location has inspired a long-running programme for students and young people to get involved in the Sainsbury Centre.

Throughout the year, there are opportunities to develop your own curatorial projects as part of Young Associates, come along to artist-led workshops designed to support your creativity and wellbeing or learn new skills as part of a work experience placement.

Find out more about current programmes and opportunities below:

Young Associates

Young Associates is a free creative programme for young people aged 16-25 years old to try out new ideas, learn new skills, share your work, meet artists and join a network of new collaborators. Guided by artists, Young Associates explore digital, art historical and counter-cultural practices, and use the Sainsbury Centre Collections as a starting point for creative projects.


Take time out from your studies and join us for our programme of artist-led workshops designed to support your creativity and wellbeing. This year, we’ve teamed up with UEA Mindful Medics society on a series of events to help us to relax, connect to others and appreciate the world around us.

Work Experience Opportunity for School Years 10 & 11

Each year, we welcome four students to come and spend a week discovering more about different roles in an art museum.

You will work in a variety of teams across the Sainsbury Centre and support gallery staff in a range of tasks, take part in your own project and gain experience and skills for your CV. This is a great chance to think about different options for the future.

No previous experience is necessary – only a willingness to work hard and try new things.

As part of the placement, students complete a bronze Arts Award qualification.

Applications for Work Experience 8-12 July 2024 will open in December 2023.

Find Out More

Hear Young Associates talk about their project on BBC Radio Norfolk. For more information, email Nell Croose Myhill or look us up on Instagram @youngassociates.scva

Interested in taking part in the Young Associates
programme or work experience?

Contact Nell at