Learning Events

ICA Learning offers a variety of opportunities for audiences to learn more about our projects and exhibitions and to take part in lively and topical discussions around contemporary arts and culture.

Friday Salons

Our regular Friday Salon discussions provide a forum space to present the latest research on, and enable discussion around, current cultural  phenomena. These talks are also platforms for professional development and most suitable for young and emerging practitioners and students, but are open to all with an interest in the cultural and artistic sectors. See our schedule of upcoming Friday Salons


Working in collaboration with our University Partners in London, nationally and internationally, the ICA’s Symposia open up the latest contemporary research in academia to the wider public, making direct connections with the ICA’s programme and new developments in contemporary culture. See our schedule of upcoming Symposia.  

Gallery Tours

Led by artists, curators and other cultural practitioners, our Gallery Talks enable visitors to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of our exhibitions. Our speakers offer unique perspectives on the works, building on the interdisciplinary nature of the programme and its interpretations. See our schedule of upcoming Gallery Tours

Schools and Teachers

Bring a colleague and enjoy a preview of our exhibitions with our Educators' Tours, specially tailored for teachers and educators. Join curators, artists and other cultural practitioners to discuss the works on a walking tour through the galleries. We also provide Educators' Resource Packs to accompany each exhibition and Educator’s Tour. 

Young ICA

Aimed at students aged 16+, these events are programmed in relation to our current exhibitions or wider ICA Programme and are led by professional artists.  

The workshops encourage young people to develop their practical skills in a variety of disciplines, aesthetic understanding of contemporary art and critical judgement on themes in the exhibitions. We also programme talks and discussions around contemporary culture and visual arts.

STOP PLAY RECORD is a new initiative for young filmmakers, with Arts Council England and Channel 4.