Meet the young creatives, curators and promoters connecting people through art

Future Ferens is Ferens Art Gallery’s volunteer group for 18–25-year-olds who are passionate about art and creativity. Since 2006, they’ve put together a whole range of events and exhibitions right here at the gallery. Helping us make sure our programmes are exciting, relevant and accessible for young people across Hull.

What do Future Ferens do?

  • Collaborate with the gallery team to shape and deliver exhibitions
  • Curate and deliver Late events at the gallery
  • Contribute to marketing, social media and design
  • Contribute to learning and curatorial activities
  • Encourage new and young audiences to take ownership of the gallery space

Become a member

Aged 18–25? Want to engage with our collections, get to know the art scene in Hull (and beyond), and develop your skills for a career in the arts? Then Future Ferens is for you!

You’ll get behind-the-scenes access to the gallery, regular input from industry professionals, and insights into curation and what it takes to run an art gallery.

Members meet regularly, and all activities are FREE!

Drop us an email or get in touch on Instagram to find out more ad get involved.

Instagram @FutureFerens

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Hear from Future Ferens members

What I got from Future Ferens was so much more than I expected.

Not only did I make some wonderful friends and learn what it’s like to be involved in running a gallery, I gained so much experience and transferable skills. I gained experience in marketing, design, curation, event organisation, social media, and working with artists and museum and gallery staff. It was amazing how much free rein we had, we really were allowed to create and curate exhibitions and events however we felt best. This experience helped me build my confidence and gain a perspective of what museum role would suit me best. This was such a unique opportunity and I encourage young artists and anyone interested in galleries and museums to join Future Ferens!
– Zivarna, Future Ferens member

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