V&A Young People’s Collective – Providing a youth voice for Scotland’s first design museum

The V&A Dundee has now officially opened to the public and it gives the opportunity for local inspiring artists and creative talents in Dundee and the local area. But as the majority of people associated with the V&A are mostly adults, there is also a growing youth voice in the museum – and that is the incredible Young People’s Collective!

The Young People’s Collective was set up before the V&A Dundee was opened. I had joined the Young People’s Collective because I wanted young people like myself to have a much larger voice in the museum.

I had recently left the collective to focus more on the expansion of Dundee Culture as it was growing rapidly and because I had plans turning it into a business for myself. But I do continue to help to promote the young voice of the museum.

This amazing group of talented individuals were behind the acclaimed 3D Festival – which celebrated the opening of the museum with help from DF Concerts who the group collaborated with ahead of the festival.

When I was at the civic opening of the museum the other day, I saw the Young People’s Collective group huddle together and they took pride and I thought that was amazing – young people having lots in common uniting together to showcase young people’s role in the V&A.

The group also takes over the V&A Dundee Twitter account every Thursday which is when the group meet up which is ideal as young people like me tend to use social media mostly every day and it is a great way for young people to interact with other young people.

The Young People’s Collective are a great group which represent the young voice of the museum – and you can join to! If you are interested in learning more about the group, then click here.

Dundee’s Young People is a series of features showcasing and celebrating the talents of Dundee’s young people during the Year of Young People in 2018 launched by the Scottish Government. A project designed by Dundee Culture to let audiences know about the impact young people have in Dundee.


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