Ikon Youth Programme

Ikon Youth Programme (IYP) is for young people aged 16-21. Make artwork, work with professional artists, host events, develop projects.

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ABOUT

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 artists.
  • 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.

IYP x SLOW BOAT

A converted narrow boat, Slow Boat is a unique floating space for IYP, local communities and artists to make and experience art, whilst navigating the regions canal network.

With the support of Freelands Foundation during 2021-2024, the project will be developed to expand the alternative curriculum offered by IYP, raising fundamental questions concerning the definition and relevance of art against a backdrop of societal change.

Ikon Youth Programme Zine
Ikon Youth Programme Zine
Ikon Youth Programme exhibition
Ikon Youth Programme exhibition
Slow Boat trip
Slow Boat trip
IYP light painting workshop
Ikon Youth Programme

WANT TO JOIN IYP?

If you are aged 16-21 and have an interest in or curiosity about contemporary art, you can join a group of likeminded people who meet regularly to talk about art, programme new events, work with artists and develop their creative practice.

HISTORY OF SLOW BOAT

For ten years IYP has navigated Slow Boat around the waterways of the West Midlands and beyond. Learn about the history of the boat and the artists who’ve worked on it.

LATEST NEWS

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Ikon Youth Programme04.07.2022
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IYP Journal - Boat Redesign
Over the last few months, IYP collaborated with artist Betsy Bradley and designer Laura Jaunzems to reimagine Slow Boat as an alternative art school.
Slow Boat22.06.2022
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IYP Journal - Catch-up
Ikon Youth Programme have been very busy recently including working on the re-design of Slow Boat, workshops at Birmingham School of Jewellery and lots more!
Ikon Youth Programme11.11.2021
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IYP Journal
Read what Ikon Youth Programme members have been up to over the last few months.
Slow Boat18.06.2021
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Ikon Youth Programme: Slow Boat Launching Summer 2021
For ten years Ikon Youth Programme (IYP) has steered Slow Boat around the canals of the West Midlands and beyond. A converted narrow boat, it is a unique floating space for IYP, local communities and artists to make and experience art in a stimulating and creative environment.
Slow Boat15.04.2021
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Ikon Youth Programme awarded funding from Freelands Foundation
Ikon is delighted to announce the support of Freelands Foundation in developing Ikon Youth Programme (IYP), which for ten years has navigated Slow Boat around the waterways of the West Midlands and beyond. During 2021-2024, we will expand the alternative curriculum offered by IYP, raising fundamental questions concerning the definition and relevance of art against a backdrop of societal change.

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