Over two weekends, the National Saturday Club will welcome over 400 Club members to take part in a multi-disciplinary Masterclass at Tate Exchange, alongside members of the public. Masterclasses are a vital element of the National Saturday Club programme, allowing young people aged 13–16 unparalleled access to some of the best creative minds in the country and the chance to apply the practical skills and creative thinking they have developed whilst attending free Saturday Clubs throughout the academic year.
Over the last 10 years, the Club has worked with hundreds of generous and inspiring individuals and companies who give their time and share their expertise with the young people taking part in the Saturday Club movement. Meeting these professionals, learning about their career paths and sometimes visiting their studio or company gives young people a truly memorable, informative and confidence-building creative experience.
About the National Saturday Club and Saturday Club Trust
Every Saturday, 13–16 year olds from across the UK are given the chance to discover their strengths and develop new talents by attending free Saturday Clubs at their local college, university, museum, gallery or other organisation. Each Club is devised locally by a network of partners who curate exciting programmes based on their own professional backgrounds and the unique facilities of the host institutions. Week by week, tutors introduce Club members to a wide variety of creative disciplines, expanding their horizons and emboldening them to become the next generation of imaginative thinkers and doers.
The Saturday Club Trust is an independent charity set up in 2016 to take over the development of the national network of Saturday Clubs from The Sorrell Foundation. There are currently 80 Clubs in 60 locations throughout the UK.