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Creative Cities: Why Location Matters - YPIA Blog
Gabrielle Young | 3rd May 2017
Gabrielle Young, currently a Research Assistant at the Audience Agency, attended our Creative Cities event last week and wrote a round-up of the conversation. Her blog (originally published here)...

Pictures of 'Diversity in the Arts Workforce' talk - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 29th October 2016
The leather chairs and comfy sofas at Soho Works filled up quickly for this long-awaited talk on issues of diversity. After Amanda Neville and Bola Agbaje talked about their personal experiences...

Pictures from New Agendas: Out of Hours and Off-Site Arts Events - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 27th June 2016
On 23 June we ran a panel discussion about the popularity of late night and off-site arts events and arts organisations' agendas behind them. Speakers were John Holmes (Director of Marketing and Audience...

Pictures of our talk with Amanda Nevill and Bola Agbaje - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 7th June 2016
On 24 May we welcomed Amanda Nevill CBE, Chief Executive of the British Film Institute, and playwright Bola Agbaje at the Hospital Club. They talked about their work, careers and the future,...

Better Lives: the Social Impact of the Arts - YPIA Blog
Alice Hopkins | 7th June 2016
Today, creative and cultural organisations across the UK are increasingly investing their time and money in engagement and learning work. This involves taking work out of conventional spaces like galleries...

Darren Henley Event Recordings - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 18th May 2016
Arts Council England's CEO Darren Henley joined us at private-members club Century Soho in February for a talk about his career and working in the arts in general. It was a very open-hearted talk...

Darren Henley Event Recordings (Exclusive member content) - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 18th May 2016
Arts Council England's CEO Darren Henley joined us in private-members club Century Soho in February for a talk about his career and working in the arts in general. It was a very open-hearted talk about...

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Pictures of our Social Impact of the Arts talk - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 26th April 2016
On 21 April a fantastic panel of speakers gathered at the Jerwood Space, along with a full room of young arts professionals interested in the social impact the arts can have on our lives. Julian West (Creative...

Five tips for getting started in the media industry - YPIA Blog
Kirsty Milner | 24th March 2016
On 17 March Kirsty Milner ran a workshop for YPIA called 'Present Yourself'. She explained how presenters get into the entertainment industry and what skills they need to make it onto TV. The workshop...

Pictures of 'Intern to CEO' with Darren Henley - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 3rd March 2016
Arts Council England's CEO Darren Henley joined us in private-members club Century Soho on 23 February for a talk about his career and working in the arts in general. It was a very open-hearted...

Nick Serota and Cathy Graham in Conversation: Event Recordings (Exclusive member content) - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 15th February 2016
As part of your membership you receive exclusive access to event materials. Below you will find links to recordings of the 'Nick Serota and Cathy Graham in Conversation' event with Tate Director Sir Nicholas...

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Fundraising in the Arts Event Recordings (Exclusive member content) - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 15th February 2016
As part of your membership you receive exclusive access to event materials. Below you will find links to recordings of the 'Fundraising in the Arts: What Now and Next?' event with speakers Michelle...

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Fundraising in the Arts Event Recordings - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 15th February 2016
On 27 January 2016 we hosted a panel discussion entirely dedicated to fundraising in the arts. Michelle Wright (Chief Executive, Cause4), Layla Moosavi (Fundraising consultant & trainer),...

Nick Serota and Cathy Graham in conversation: Event Recordings - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 15th February 2016
About a year ago we invited Tate's Director Sir Nicholas Serota and Head of British Council Music Cathy Graham to join us at the Hospital Club and talk about their careers in the arts. What followed...

Pictures of our 'Fundraising in the Arts' talk - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 30th January 2016
On 27 January 2016 YPIA invited almost 100 young arts people to the Foundling Museum for an inspiring panel discussion about fundraising in the arts. The panel included Michelle Wright (Chief Executive,...

Pictures of the YPIA Christmas Party - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 23rd December 2015
Thank you all for coming to our Christmas Drinks at Bar Topolski earlier this month, it was wonderful to see so many of you and celebrate the end of the year together. The YPIA team wishes you...

Netia Jones at the Proud Archivist - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 2nd December 2015
On 23 November video artist Netia Jones joined us at the Proud Archivist in Haggerston to talk about her work and the breaking of boundaries between different art disciplines. Netia is famous for...

The Fundraiser Gives: Supporting the Arts Now and for the Future - YPIA Blog
Matthew Ross | 23rd November 2015
Full disclosure: we fundraisers talk a lot about why donors give. I mean, really, a lot. When a landmark book called Why Rich People Give came out, we read it avidly. Interest was so high the sequel...

Video and Pictures of our 2015-2016 Season Launch - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 28th September 2015
On 24 September we launched our new season for 2015-2016 at the glamorous Lights of Soho art gallery. With the light pieces on the walls still shining brightly after the London Fashion Week parties...

YPIA Received Funding for Fundraising Talk - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 10th September 2015
We're proud to announce that we've received a grant from  Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy UK to support the organisation of an elaborate panel discussion on the current state and future of...

Shape-Shifting: Classical Music in the Media - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 11th August 2015
A highlight from the archive: in March 2014 YPIA held an event on 'Classical Music in the Media' - below are a few interesting points the panel discussed: Dusk is falling as a lively audience...

Intern to CEO event recordings (Exclusive member content) - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 4th August 2015
As part of your membership you receive exclusive access to event materials. Below you will find links to recordings of the 'Intern to CEO' event with V&A Director Martin Roth and Royal Opera House...

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Intern to CEO Event Recordings - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 3rd August 2015
Not so long ago V&A Director Martin Roth and Royal Opera House CEO Alex Beard joined us at the Century Club in London to talk about their careers. 'From Intern to CEO' was a talk about achievements...

Summer Drinks 2015 - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 13th July 2015
Thanks to so many of you for coming along to our end-of-season Summer Drinks on Tuesday 7 July. We feel honoured to have had a chance to launch our new website with you first, and impressed...

What the Director of the Royal Opera House would do if he were on The Apprentice - YPIA Blog
Stella Toonen | 10th July 2015
Last November, Alex Beard (Chief Executive at the Royal Opera House) and Martin Roth (Director of the V&A) joined us at the Century Club to talk about their life and work. It was an open-hearted...