Young Professionals in the Arts (YPA), founded in 2009 and run by Vishal Sumarria, 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.

YPA London attendees are provided the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and foster relationships with colleagues from across London at regular events.

For more information or to become a member please email


With a mailing list that is continually growing, YPA London currently has more than 1,000 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, Delfina Foundation, the ICA, the Hunterian Museum and Parasol Unit. We have also visited private collections, studios, auction sales and fairs. YPA is also in New York Рplease see for more details.


YPA is on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, and the Social Media Manager is Maria Marro-Perera. Please note event notifications are sent through an email mailing list only.