Young Professionals in the Arts (YPA), founded in 2009, is a London-based networking group created to foster connections for creative and visual arts professionals. Aimed at those who work in galleries, auction houses and museums, or as writers, independent curators and any other professional capacities within the visual arts (although not artists, students or interns), YPA provides a forum for professional development. In 2015 Mara Vlatkovic and Jacque Donaldson founded YPA NYC – a network inspired by and affiliated with YPA London.

YPA London attendees are provided the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and foster relationships with colleagues from across London at regular events. With a mailing list that is continually growing, YPA currently has more than 970 members. A majority of members work in art galleries, auction houses and museums, however people from all cultural sectors are welcome. It is free to join and while the group is called Young Professionals in the Arts there is now no age limit.

Networking event venues include Pace London, The Florence Trust (in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society), the Zabludowicz Collection, Hauser & Wirth, The Delfina Foundation, the ICA, the Hunterian Museum and Parasol Unit.

YPA is on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn - the Social Media Manager
is Maria Marro-Perera.

Please note event notifications are sent through an email mailing list only.

YPA London was founded and is run by Vishal Sumarria. For more information or to become a member please email: ypa@ypalondon.co.uk