Children's Art Week 2017 - Register your event now!
We are excited to announce that Children’s Art Week is back for 2017, running from Saturday 10 until Sunday 18 June.
Last year, more than 13,000 people took part in an amazing 109 events across 95 wonderful venues all around the UK. This year, we want to make Children’s Art Week bigger, brighter and more successful than it’s ever been before.
Events can be held in galleries, arts centres and museums, and at libraries, heritage sites and community and youth centres, too. We also hope to encourage more schools than ever before to take part – we’re piloting a scheme in Leicester and Thanet, inspired by another of our successful projects, Generation ART, and we’d like schools to exhibit artwork that has been curated and promoted by students themselves.
Those interested in organising an event as part of Children’s Art Week can register their event until Monday 8 May by clicking here.
We are offering 10 grants of £75, on a first come, first served basis to venues who wish to hold a visual arts event with a NADFAS society, or for NADFAS societies who partner with a museum, gallery or visual arts organisation on a visual arts event.
We are also offering £50 grants towards costs for the first 45 venues registered.*
All participating venues will receive guidelines, stickers and logos, and will be asked to brand their event. Events will be listed on childrensartweek.org.uk, and participating venues will also be offered support in securing publicity from a PR Consultant appointed by engage.
Register your event now, and join in on Twitter @engagevisualart, Instagram @engagevisualart, and our Facebook page using the hashtag #ChildrensArtWeek. You can also sign up for email updates straight to your inbox by following this link.
We are pleased to have the support of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts (NADFAS), The Finnis Scott Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation. engage receives support from Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Programme, project funding from the Arts Council of Wales and is an Annual Client of Creative Scotland.
*Please note that only one grant can be awarded per organisation/gallery/museum. If you receive a £75 grant, you will not be eligible for the £50 grant.
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