Where we are… is a new UK-wide national programme for young people aged 16–24 that co-designs and co-delivers meaningful local projects in arts and culture. 

This new programme for young people aged 16-24 is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and is looking for partners to co-design and co-deliver meaningful arts and cultural projects across the UK.


The British Museum are looking for organisations that want to work in a truly collaborative way with young people to create these co-designed projects. These projects will be unique to their locality, each responding to a local community need identified by the young people. They are delivered through a partnership between the British Museum, a local cultural organisation, a third sector organisation and young people. By working in partnership with local charities and cultural spaces, they will aim to:

  • Remove some of the barriers to engagement that young people face within the cultural sector.
  • Create a sense of agency in young people that can be reflected into their communities


If you recognise youth assets and have worked collaboratively with young people before, then The British Museum would love to hear from you. For more information and details on how to apply to become a partner this year, please visit The British Museum Website here.