Thanks to everyone for taking part!
engage would like to thank everyone who helped to organise a Children's Art Week event or took part in one this year. We received great feedback, and are pleased to now be able to share this data with you.
Between the 11 and 19 June 2016, 109 events took place across 95 venues, with 13,378 participants in total. Activities took place in a wide range of venues, from galleries and museums, to heritage sites, schools, community centres, libraries and even outdoors.
There were 14 events held in Scotlands, 1 in Wales, 22 in London and 12 across the South East, with 8 in the South West, 5 in the East, 8 in the East Midlands and 5 in the West Midlands. 10 events took place in the North East, 16 in Yorkshire, and 7 in the North West.
For 63% of particpants, it was their first visit to a particular venue. 32% of venues also reported working with audiences new to the arts, and 22% of events were held in areas of traditionally low cultural engagement.
Here are just a selection of quotes from venues and particpants:
“The takeover day was exciting, inspiring and engaging and 4 groups of 20 children successfully devised and presented four engaging workshops. The whole event was a highlight.” Turner Contemporary, Margate
“It was a highly memorable intergenerational community event. All ages enjoyed taking part in the arts activities on the day. The event made clear that art is for everyone and that skills learnt in childhood can stay with you through life.” High Stile Projects, Essex
“Seeing hesitant children succeeding, and the pleasure at their creations. One child aged 12 who is currently not at school, due to lack of confidence, came back for the second night and helped others.” Start with Art, Leicestershire
“I love all art – when can we do this again?”
“Wonderful afternoon, was very impressed by the unusual and diverse projects. Also appreciated the use of real artist materials and resources for children- thank you, my daughter and I loved it!”
Take a look here to see how Children's Art Week took over Twitter and Instagram - with lots of images of the preparations that took place before the events, and of the events themselves!
Or take a look at images from some of the events - click here to see images of Children's Art Week events at Stills, Edinburgh; Peckham Platform; Frith Manor School; FACT Liverpool; Haslemere Educational Museum and Westminster Abbey.