Outset Contemporary Art Fund has launched a three-year partnership with law firm Mishcon de Reya that will directly support the continuation of the trailblaizing exhibition tours delivered by 13-19 year olds at The Photographer’s Gallery and across three partner venues from 2017-2020 including: The Wallace Collection, The Hornimam Museum & Gardens and Royal Museums Greenwich. The Outset x Mishcon de Reya Teen Tours is a programme designed to empower young people and inform audiences. Young speakers are supported to research and deliver twenty-minute tours of exhibitions, giving them an opportunity to develop their critical thinking and public speaking skills. Exhibition audiences have the opportunity to learn from a young perspective and gain valuable insight into art or artefacts on view.
Each young participant receives one-to-one mentoring sessions that help them to form their own ideas about the exhibition and receive feedback and further suggestions by museum curators. The Outset x Mishcon de Reya Teen Tours are delivered to a public audience on a Saturday afternoon. The tour is free for the public to attend and the speaker receives a fee for their talk as well as a complimentary, one-year Young Membership at the museum. In addition, all speakers are invited to participate in a designated public speaking workshop with lawyers of Mishcon de Reya.
The programme was launched by The Photographers’ Gallery in 2005 and supported by Outset since 2014.