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Reach Out RCA

ReachOutRCA is the Royal College of Art’s outreach programme. We establish inspirational and innovative exchanges between young people, their teachers and the RCA community.

ReachOutRCA’s workshops share the wide-ranging benefits of creative thinking and making with young people, teachers, families and community groups across London, and provide opportunities for RCA students and graduates to develop their skills and experience.

ReachOutRCA began in 2005 as a graduate-led initiative to make links between secondary schools and the RCA community. We’ve achieved a lot since then: we’ve worked with 3,500 young people, 200 teachers and 280 RCA students and graduates. Our programme now includes around 40 workshops each year as well as projects with partners like Art on the Underground, the Crafts Council, the V&A and Frieze Foundation.

ReachOutRCA workshops are always based around a student or graduate’s own practice, and are always free for schools. Our workshops are a rewarding experience for everyone involved. For school students, working alongside an artist, designer or maker can build confidence and curiosity. For teachers, working with a practitioner can refresh their own teaching, alerting them to contemporary references and new approaches. For RCA students, sharing their practice with young people can spark new ideas and lead to a range of teaching and professional opportunities after graduation.

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Contact

  • ReachOutRCA
    Royal College of Art
    Kensington Gore
    London SW7 2EU

  • +44 (0)20 7590 4552
    reachout@rca.ac.uk