Children’s Art Week returns this summer, with diverse events and activities taking place throughout the UK during the week of 10-18 June 2017.
Led by engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, the art week will see a wide range of workshops and participatory events taking place across all kinds of venues, from galleries and museums to libraries and heritage sites.
With its focus on children’s creativity, a core intention of Children’s Art Week is to encourage more schools throughout the country to take part. On its website, engage has several suggestions for activities, ‘from visiting a local arts venue, bringing an artist into their school, or, curating an exhibition of children’s work’.
Following on from its success in 2016 – when 95 venues participated, hosting 109 events for over 13,000 people – engage intends to make the 2017 edition ‘bigger and more successful than it’s ever been before’.
Grants of £50 towards event running costs are being offered to the first 45 venues to register their participation in Children’s Art Week, with an ultimate deadline of 8 May.
The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts (NADFAS) are offering an additional 10 bursaries of £75 to venues who hold an event in association with a NADFAS society or to a NADFAS society who partners with a venue.
Children’s Art Week, 10-18 June 2017. For more information visit engage.org/childrens-art-week
1. Children’s Art Week. Courtesy: engage
2. Children’s Art Week. Photo: Beth Moseley Photography; Courtesy: engage