National Saturday Club

Arts Council Collection: National Saturday Club

The Arts Council Collection works in partnership with National Saturday Club to give young people across the country greater access to art, artists, galleries and arts professionals.

The National Saturday Club programme was developed in 2009 by founders Sir John Sorrell and Lady Frances Sorrell, with a vision to create regular opportunities for young people to be inspired by and develop within the creative industries.

The National Saturday Club is open to anyone between the ages of 13 and 16. Developed and delivered by talented and passionate tutors, clubs are run in colleges and universities across the UK, offering workshops, visits and professional presentations.

The Arts Council Collection offers National Saturday Club tutors the opportunity to access works from the Collection, to work with partner galleries to put together professional development master classes in curating and to work with exhibiting artists. It also provides support and advice on how to use the Arts Council Collection website as a resource in the classroom.

If you are an educator and would like to find out more about working with the Collection, please contact our Learning Manager, Natalie Walton (

Saturday Club Masterclass Film

This film documents the experience of Saturday Club participants as they discovered what it takes to make an exhibition happen from lighting and temperature control to theme selection. 


With thanks to The Saturday Club Trust, the students from Bradford School of Art and the University of Huddersfield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. 



The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With more than 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyond. This website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.