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Children's Art Week

More than 100 events to enjoy!

engage is delighted to announce that there are already more than 100+ events registered for Children’s Art Week. The event will take place from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 June and is supported by the National Association for Decorative and Fine Art Societies (NADFAS) and the Kirby Laing Foundation.

Last year more than 18,000 children, young people and adults took part in 146 events across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and this year we're hoping it will be even bigger and better. Satisfaction among event organisers was high, with 98% eager to take part in future Children's Art Week activity. Organisers reported that 43% of participants were new visitors, and 28% were audiences new to the arts.

How can I attend an event?
There are already more than 100+ events registered to take part, and some of the events that families can look forward include creating a model clock tower at the Museum of Croydon in London; building instruments at the Tetley in Leeds; making summer flower crowns at Artwork Studios in Northwich in Cheshire, or joining in a photographic workshop involving portraits and sefies at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine! View the full list and see what’s happening in your local area by clicking here.

Can I still I register an event?
Registration for Children's Art Week is now closed. The first 40 events to register were eligible to receive £50 seed funding upon completion of an evaluation form after the event. All participating venues will receive guidelines, Children’s Art Week stickers and logos, and support in securing publicity from a PR Consultant appointed by engage. If you are still planning the details of your event there are lots of ideas on how to do this on our Planning and Promotion pages.

Follow engage on Twitter @engagevisualart – search for #ChildrensArtWeek for updates.

See what our Children's Art Week Ambassadors have to say...

We are very excited to have the support of some fantastic Ambassadors for Children's Art Week in 2016, including Chris Riddell, Loyd Grossman and Nick Sharratt.

Click here to learn more about them and see what they have to say about Children's Art Week!

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