The National Association for Gallery Education has announced that Children’s Art Week is back for 2016 and will take place from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 June. The event is supported by the National Association for Decorative and Fine Art Societies (NADFAS) and the Kirby Laing Foundation.
Last year more than 18,000 children, young people and adults took part in 146 events across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and this year they are hoping it will be even bigger and better. Satisfaction among event organisers was high, with 98% eager to take part in future Children’s Art Week activity. Organisers reported that 43% of participants were new visitors, and 28% were audiences new to the arts.
There are already more than 70 events registered to take part, and some of the events that families can look forward include creating a model clock tower at the Museum of Croydon in London; building instruments at the Tetley in Leeds; making summer flower crowns at Artwork Studios in Northwich in Cheshire, or joining in a photographic workshop involving portraits and sefies at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine! View the full list and see what’s happening in your local area here.
Children’s Art Week events can take place in galleries, arts centres, museums, libraries, schools, and community and youth centres. Those interested in organising an event as part of Children’s Art Week will be able to register their event until the new deadline of Monday 23 May here.
The first 40 events to register will receive £50 seed funding upon completion of an evaluation form after the event. All participating venues will receive guidelines, Children’s Art Week stickers and logos, and support in securing publicity from a PR Consultant appointed by engage. Events will be listed here.