My daughter has gained so much confidence from her Saturday Club, not only in her art but in herself. The opportunities have been outstanding.

Parent, East Coast College and Time + Tide Museum

My daughter has gained so much confidence from her Saturday Club, not only in her art but in herself. The opportunities have been outstanding.

Parent, East Coast College and Time + Tide Museum

My daughter has gained so much confidence from her Saturday Club, not only in her art but in herself. The opportunities have been outstanding.

Parent, East Coast College and Time + Tide Museum

National Saturday Club

If there isn’t a space in the school timetable for the imagination to thrive, then we hope we can create this space at the weekend – a space that is challenging and educating, but also inspiring and fun.

Andrew Cowan, Director of Creative Writing, University of East Anglia

A partnership with the UK’s leading universities, colleges and cultural institutions, the National Saturday Club offers programmes of expert tuition in four subject areas to 13–16 year olds, for free. There are Saturday Clubs in Art&Design, Fashion&Business, Science&Engineering and Writing&Talking, and each runs for up to 30 weeks across the academic year, using the specialist facilities of its location.

Club programmes are tailored individually by tutors and all designed to encourage exploration and spark creativity. As part of their activities, Club Members take part in Masterclasses with leading industry professionals, come together for an inspirational visit to London, and show their work in a major public exhibition at Somerset House.

The National Saturday Club network is wide-reaching and continually developing. All its participants – Club Members, tutors, student assistants and industry professionals – benefit from being connected and able to share knowledge and best practice.

Get Involved

Join a Saturday Club

If you are aged 13–16, a parent or guardian, find out how young people across the UK are receiving expert tuition in exciting and inspiring subjects – for free. Joining a Saturday Club is a unique chance to develop new skills and explore options for further education and a fulfilling career.

Start a Saturday Club

Colleges, universities, museums and galleries can all run Saturday Clubs. Currently there are four subject areas but other suggestions are always welcome. The National Saturday Club connects all its partner institutions, and provides resources and regular communications across its network, as well as hosting key events and meetings.

Share your expertise

Masterclasses and workplace visits are a vital feature of every Saturday Club programme. Offered by leading industry professionals and companies, they have a profound effect on Club Members and their aspirations. Since the National Saturday Club began, artists, architects, designers, scientists and engineers, writers, poets and politicians have generously given their time to lead compelling workshops and talk about their own careers and experience.

Support Saturday Clubs

The National Saturday Club is powered by contributions from partner organisations and is managed by an independent charity, the Saturday Club Trust. The charity welcomes support from grant givers, sponsors and donors, who all enable it to be effective and grow. This support helps the National Saturday Club reach young people from diverse backgrounds and provide inspirational activities.

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