engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, has just announced that Children’s Art Week is back for 2017, running from Saturday 10 until Sunday 18 June. Venues and schools across the UK are urged to sign up and participate in this growing campaign to spark children’s imaginations and encourage their creativity.
Events can be held almost anywhere; from galleries, arts centres and museums, to libraries, heritage sites, schools and community centres. In 2016 more than 13,000 people took part in 109 events across 95 venues. The intention of the organisers is to make 2017’s Children’s Art Week bigger and more successful than it’s ever been before.
Venues interested in organising an event can register on the Children’s Art Week website until 8 May. The first 45 venues to register will be offered £50 grant towards costs. Participating venues will receive support to run, publicise and brand their events, including stickers, logos and press release templates.
Thanks to the support of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts (NADFAS), engage 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.
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.
For further information please visit www.childrensartweek.org.uk
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