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.

Pilot projects in partnership with Turner Contemporary in Margate and New Walk Museum and Art Gallery in Leicester will see local schools working with these venues to showcase their own creativity.

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

1. Children’s Art Week. Courtesy: engage
2. Children’s Art Week. Photo: Beth Moseley Photography; Courtesy: engage

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