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 almost a 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

Yasmin Hemmings - YPIA Team
Yasmin Hemmings Director of Planning Read Bio
Esther Poole - YPIA Team
Esther Poole Director of Finance and Regional Partnerships Read Bio
Rebecca Johns - YPIA Team
Rebecca Johns Director of Communications Read Bio
Kate Jones - YPIA Team
Kate Jones Director of Finance and Partnerships Read Bio

YPIA Committee

Alex Krook - YPIA Team
Alex Krook Marketing Manager Read Bio
Callan Coughlan  - YPIA Team
Callan Coughlan Marketing Manager Read Bio
Charlotte Cosgrove - YPIA Team
Charlotte Cosgrove Marketing Manager Read Bio
Diandra McCalla - YPIA Team
Diandra McCalla Assistant Project Manager Read Bio
Alex Davies - YPIA Team
Alex Davies Assistant Project Manager Read Bio
Phoebe Hill  - YPIA Team
Phoebe Hill Assistant Project Manager Read Bio
Freya Gillon  - YPIA Team
Freya Gillon Admin Manager Read Bio
Georgina-Lauren Thompson  - YPIA Team
Georgina-Lauren Thompson Assistant Project Manager Read Bio
Emma Grimsey  - YPIA Team
Emma Grimsey Assistant Project Manager Read Bio
Guy Carr - YPIA Team
Guy Carr Assistant Project Manager Read Bio
Jessica Lane  - YPIA Team
Jessica Lane Marketing Manager Read Bio
Cécile Beauvillard - YPIA Team
Cécile Beauvillard Project Manager Read Bio
Gabrielle Young - YPIA Team
Gabrielle Young Project Manager Read Bio
Liam Hennebry - YPIA Team
Liam Hennebry Project Manager Read Bio
Grace Green - YPIA Team
Grace Green Assistant Project Manager Read Bio
Evie Parker - YPIA Team
Evie Parker Assistant Project Manager Read Bio

YPIA Advisory Board

Stella Toonen - YPIA Team
Stella Toonen Previous YPIA Director Read Bio
Katya Kazakevich - YPIA Team
Katya Kazakevich Previous YPIA Director Read Bio
Imogen Morris - YPIA Team
Imogen Morris Previous YPIA Director Read Bio
Andreas Flohr - YPIA Team
Andreas Flohr Artist Manager & YPIA Founder Read Bio
Nicky Chambers - YPIA Team
Nicky Chambers Co-Founder at The Dye House and Director of Pexmas Read Bio
Nicki Wenham - YPIA Team
Nicki Wenham Artist Manager & YPIA Founder Read Bio
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