Sixth-form students are being given the chance to work with an award-winning artist as part of a free curating workshop being held at Goldsmiths, University of London.
A dozen pupils from Years 12 and 13 will work with visual artist and Sky Arts ambassador Phoebe Boswell at the three-day iCurate programme next month.
The free workshop is open to anyone from these year groups and takes place over three days, on 12, 19 and 22 of July 2016.
To apply for the workshop visit http://www.gold.icuratewith.co.uk.
The 12 students taking part in the iCurate project will learn about what it means to be a curator, as well as developing key transferable skills and an understanding of key concepts like identity, gender and race.
They will also work with artist Phoebe towards curating an exhibition on the last day of the project – as well as working with lecturers from the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths.
The three-day project will also explore introduce university life – and career options linked to the courses run by Visual Cultures.
It is also aimed at widening participation in the creative and cultural industries. Goldsmiths is a leader in this field and recently hosted Sir Lenny Henry as he delivered a keynote speech calling for diversity to be written in to the next BBC Charter.
iCurate organiser David Amadasun said: "The aim of the iCurate workshop is to provide students from all walks of life with the opportunity to get a head start in developing their academic and professional career.
"Many of the successful creatives I’ve worked with, or interviewed, attribute their success to a key event or person. The Visual Cultures department and I designed iCurate with this in mind.
"Thanks to input from forward-thinking organisations we’ve successfully combined the conceptual and practical to provide an immersive learning experience that will enable the next generation of diverse talent to thrive."
This year iCurate is being supported by a number of organisations which champion skills development within higher education and the creative and cultural sector.