EVENT02.10.2013 / 8.00am5.00pm

Ikon Youth Programme

Ikon’s Youth Programme (IYP) is for young people aged 16-21 who meet regularly to make artwork, work with professional artists, host events and develop their own projects.

IYP aims to:

  • Create opportunities to meet like-minded people, peers and creative professionals.
  • Programme events for other young people.
  • Pioneer youth-led programming supported by professionals.
  • Create a collective, to work with others to be creative.
  • Work closely with Ikon’s artistic programme and staff.
  • Develop contemporary creative practice.
  • Share skills and knowledge with others.

For ten years IYP has navigated Slow Boat around the waterways of the West Midlands and beyond. A converted narrow boat, Slow Boat is a unique floating space for IYP, local communities and artists to make and experience art in a stimulating and creative environment. Find out more.

If you are interested in joining our programme or want to find out more, contact [mailto]learning@ikon-gallery.org[/mailto] or fill in the form below.



Ikon Youth Programme Application

  • First Name*
  • Surname*
  • Address*

    Street Address

    Address Line 2


    State / Province / Region

    ZIP / Postal Code

    AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos IslandsColombiaComorosCongo, Democratic Republic of theCongo, Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicCôte d'IvoireDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEswatini (Swaziland)EthiopiaFalkland IslandsFaroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard and McDonald IslandsHoly SeeHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People's Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacauMacedoniaMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorth KoreaNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestine, State ofPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRomaniaRussiaRwandaRéunionSaint BarthélemySaint HelenaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint MartinSaint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint MaartenSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth GeorgiaSouth KoreaSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan Mayen IslandsSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUS Minor Outlying IslandsUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishVirgin Islands, U.S.Wallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweÅland Islands

  • Mobile Number*
  • Email*
  • Social Media Profiles
    e.g Instagram, Facebook, Blogs, Twitter
  • Date of Birth*
  • If under 18, please provide name and contact details of parent /guardian



  • Phone number of parent / guardian
  • Email of parent / guardian
  • Emergency Contact Name*
  • Emergency Contact Phone Number*
  • Current Status*
  • If a student, please give details of your course
  • Particular Area of Interest
    E.g. practical workshops, arts careers.
  • Where did you hear about IYP?
  • About You*
    Please write a short statement (200 words) highlighting your interests and strengths. Explain why you want to be part of Ikon Youth Programme.
  • Photography Consent*
    I can confirm that Ikon Gallery is permitted to use and reproduce my image for the following reasons.
    Photography Reproduction Terms and Conditions:
    During this project / activity we may be taking photographs and video footage of participants and work produced. This is an important and valuable resource that helps us represent and promote the work that we do.

    We therefore ask your permission to:
    Use your image in Ikon / Birmingham City Council, regional, national and international press in any media.
    Use your image in Ikon / Birmingham City Council project documentation and / or advocacy material including local, regional, national and international publications, websites and Ikon’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
    Add your image to Ikon’s internal archive of images.

    The artists involved (if applicable) in the project / activity ask your permission to:
    Allow your image to be used on their professional website / social media pages.

    Ikon will NEVER:
    Use your image for any other reason other than that specified above.
    Use your image in a compromising or derogatory way.
    Use your name or contact details in relation to your image.

    • Yes

    • No
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    I agree to the privacy policy.


Event Date

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Image Credits
1. IYP working with Black Country Voyages' artist, Mahtab Hussain 2. Artists Ming de Nasty and Sarah Wilson, and horticulturalist Alys Fowler, author of Hidden Nature, lead kayak tours with IYP around Birmingham’s canals. 3. IYP Fanzine Showcase at Ikon 4. IYP at Artes Mundi 5. IYP working on a limited edition fanzine made with artist Ming De Nasty 6. IYP installing a Fanzine Showcase at Ikon 7. IYP Light Painting 9. IYP, Slow Boat Launch, July 2021 10. IYP, Slow Boat Launch, July 2021 11. IYP, Slow Boat Launch, July 2021

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