THE SATURDAY CLUB PROGRAMME

The National Saturday Club offers young people aged 13–16 the unique opportunity to study every Saturday morning at their local college or university for free.

The Saturday Club works. It works for young people. It works for colleges and universities. And it works for tutors and student assistants.

Club member, Plymouth College of Art
Club members, Victoria and Albert Museum

Now in its eighth year, the Saturday Club runs in 50 locations across the UK, in colleges, universities and museums. As well as more than 100 hours of specialist tuition, young people also benefit from visits to museums and galleries, Masterclasses from leading practitioners and an exhibition of their work in London’s Somerset House.

We got to work with experienced tutors and people in industry, which has been really inspirational. The boost to my confidence and self-esteem has been life-changing.”

Club member, Plymouth College of Art

Masterclass with Jeremy Deller at University of the Arts London

The Saturday Club nurtures talent, builds confidence and raises aspirations. It helps young people gain qualifications and gives them an insight into studying at college or university and an understanding of careers in the creative industries. An average of 30% of Club members progress on to diploma, foundation or undergraduate courses.

Our ambition is to continue to grow the Saturday Club so that, by 2018, as many as 2,500 young people will be taking part in free Saturday morning art and design classes. These young people are the UK’s next creative generation.