Running from June 28th - 18th July, schools, galleries, museums and community groups will be running visual arts activities for children and families. These activities give children and young people, together with their teachers, parents and carers, the opportunity to take part in practical art activities with artists, makers and educators.
Over the past months, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how essential creativity and the visual arts are for learning, connecting and wellbeing. While our venues, cultural organisations and some school buildings may be closed, engaging in the visual arts is more important than ever.
Bringing Children and Art together for Children’s Art Week takes place in the UK and is organised by Engage. All over the country various events will be held, giving young people and children the opportunity to get involved in a range of art activities.
What is Engage?
Engage provides support and training for gallery education. Gallery education refers to a field which works to widen access to the visual arts for everyone. It works with gallery owners and visual arts organisations. The aim is to encourage families, young people, disabled people, older people and early years groups to be more engaged with visual arts.
How Children’s Art Week is Celebrated
Engage invites various organisations such as schools, museums, galleries and community groups to organise various visual arts events. Support is provided for organisers with regards planning, running and advertising events.
Teachers who want to take part in the celebration can get hints and tips if they want to plan a gallery visit. There are also ideas to include any gallery visits into the curriculum plan and to take the idea further.
Run an Event!
If you have activities, a campaign or programme already in action, think about how you can respond to this year’s themes and join in!
All registered events or activities, excluding private events registered by schools or organisations, must be free or low cost to participate, and must be able to be accessed or distributed remotely. Organisers will receive support from Engage to plan, run and publicise their events or activities.
To take part visit: www.engage.org/happenings/childrens-art-week