FOR 14 - 16 YEAR OLDS Young Design Museum

Ardagh Young Creatives 2022

A vibrant programme to create pathways into design for 14 – 16 year olds to experiment and imagine a better future together.

Creating pathways into design

The Design Museum recognises that the design world isn’t as visibly diverse as it should be and wants to make a positive change.

Each year, the Ardagh Young Creatives programme welcomes a group of young people aged 14-16 based in London from underrepresented groups to explore all aspects of design and how it can be used to help solve issues.

Working with established and emerging designers, the group learns about design processes and methods through hands-on workshops, conversations, collaboration and co-design. All of these efforts culminate in a live build in front of the design museum.

As part of the programme, participants also meet mentors who guide them towards a career in the creative industries, whatever path they choose.

Check @ardaghyoungcreatives to see past activities.


Get involved

Applications open

We are now recruiting for the next years' programme which starts in March 2022.

We are looking for:

• young people
• mentors
• lead designers

Follow the link to find out more information on how to get involved.

This is our 2021 film: Build week

This film was made during the 2021 programme’s final build week. The young people spent the week building a co-designed piece with designers RESOLVE collective to highlight and platform their voices.

Find out more about Ardagh Young Creatives 2021.

Ardagh Group is a global supplier of infinitely recyclable, metal and glass packaging for the world’s leading brands. Ardagh operates 56 metal and glass production facilities in 12 countries, employing over 16,000 people with global sales of approximately $7bn.

The Design Museum Access

Download this PDF document that indicates the museum's spaces and instructs wayfinding.

Illustration: Danny Sangra. Photo: Justine Trickett.

Video: Filmed during the final build week of Ardagh Young Creatives 2021 Programme.
© Arthur Le FOL