We have given a grant of £61,560 to Somerset House to support their work inspiring young people. Our funding will cover a three-part learning programme linked to their new exhibition Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules, and two careers events for young people looking to enter the creative industries.

The learning programme will include a project inviting young visitors to create their own rules, which will be written onto signs to form an installation; a project for six young emerging creatives to develop artwork on the exhibition’s themes which include rebellion, class and feminism; and two strands of workshops, one to provide literacy support and inspiration through comic-making and one for young adults starting out in creative careers to give them a taste of life as a comic writer or illustrator.

The careers project will consist of two alternative, practical and practice-led careers days, each giving approximately 250 young people the chance to gain practical insights into career options, to talk to young professionals a couple of steps ahead and be inspired by role models and pioneers.