About YPIA

YPIA: Young People in the Arts

We run a monthly programme of talks, debates and professional development opportunities, to give you the chance to network with your peers in the arts.

All About Us

YPIA organises monthly talks, workshops and networking opportunities for young cultural professionals in and around London. It aims to provide young people working in arts with a platform for development through creating dialogue between senior industry professionals and younger members, and hopes to inspire the next generation of arts leaders.

YPIA was founded by Nicki Wenham and Andreas Flohr in 2008. Over the past ten years, we have run over 100 events, with speakers including Sir Nicholas Serota (Tate), Darren Henley (Arts Council England), and Tony Hall (BBC). Next to talks and panel discussions about current arts issues, we also run regular workshops, for instance on how to become better at presenting, and ask other young people to give our audience helpful insights, for example on how to set up one's own company. We have also held a few showcases for young artists, dance workshops, wine tastings and concerts in collaboration with other arts organisations.

Although we target young people in the arts, our definition of young is not as much to do with age as it is to do with one's position or experience within the arts industry. YPIA is open to all, but specifically intended for those who are not at senior management level.

YPIA is entirely run by volunteers, and relies on the commitment of its committee members who administrate and run all areas of the organisation. If you are interested in helping out at events in any way, or even want to run one yourself, we would love to hear from you. Also, towards the end of each season (around April/May) we recruit new committee members for the following year, so keep an eye on our website around this time.


Our Team

YPIA Directors

Thea Park-Reeve - YPIA Team
Thea Park-Reeve Director of Partnerships and Development Read Bio
Matthew Knight - YPIA Team
Matthew Knight Director of Planning Read Bio
Millie-Beth Wright - YPIA Team
Millie-Beth Wright Director of Communications Read Bio
Nicole Davenport - YPIA Team
Nicole Davenport Director of Finance and Strategy Read Bio

YPIA Committee

Alessia Watson - YPIA Team
Alessia Watson Senior Project Manager Read Bio
Celine Nonde - YPIA Team
Celine Nonde Project Manager Read Bio
Holly Jevons - YPIA Team
Holly Jevons Project Manager Read Bio
Charlotte Lindley - YPIA Team
Charlotte Lindley Senior Marketing Manager Read Bio
Nora Seelmann - YPIA Team
Nora Seelmann Senior Marketing Manager Read Bio

YPIA Advisory Board

Stella Toonen - YPIA Team
Stella Toonen Former YPIA Director Read Bio
Katya Walker-Arnott - YPIA Team
Katya Walker-Arnott Former YPIA Director Read Bio
Imogen Morris - YPIA Team
Imogen Morris Former YPIA Director Read Bio
Nicki Wenham - YPIA Team
Nicki Wenham Artist Manager & YPIA Founder Read Bio
Yasmin Hemmings - YPIA Team
Yasmin Hemmings Former YPIA Director Read Bio
Esther Poole - YPIA Team
Esther Poole Former YPIA Director Read Bio
Rebecca Johns - YPIA Team
Rebecca Johns Former YPIA Director Read Bio
Kate Jones - YPIA Team
Kate Jones Former YPIA Director Read Bio
Grace Green - YPIA Team
Grace Green Advisory Board Member Read Bio
Shannon St. Luce - YPIA Team
Shannon St. Luce FORMER YPIA DIRECTOR Read Bio
Tessa Deterding - YPIA Team
Tessa Deterding FORMER YPIA DIRECTOR Read Bio
Angharad Muir-Davies - YPIA Team
Angharad Muir-Davies FORMER YPIA DIRECTOR Read Bio
Nicky Chambers - YPIA Team
Nicky Chambers Executive, leadership, career and team coach an ICF accredited coach trainer & mentor and EMCC accredited coach supervisor Read Bio
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