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54 free places to give away for dot-art Schools 2021!

Winners of FREE places will be selected from each borough in the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, Halton and St Helens). The places usually cost £150 plus VAT per school and have been funded by Arts Council England and DCMS through the Cultural Recovery Fund. Only schools that have not previously taken part are eligible to enter the giveaway to receive one of the 54 free places. Entries must be made before 17th December 2020. To find out more about the giveaway and to enter, email schools@dot-art.com with GIVEAWAY in the subject title. But hurry, its first come, first served!

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Join dot-art Schools to celebrate creativity despite COVID!

As children and young people go back to school this term, teachers have been working hard to adapt their classrooms and schemes of work to deliver a new recovery curriculum focussing on the impact of the COVID pandemic on student’s mental health, rather than purely ‘catching up’ on core subjects. Acknowledging that art is a key way for students to process their thoughts and feelings to try to make sense of the pandemic, dot-art invite teachers to participate in the dot-art Schools programme as part of that recovery process. 

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Virtual Gallery Opens Its Doors to Celebrate Art in Schools!

dot-art Schools successfully launched this year’s annual inter-school art exhibition in a brand new online virtual gallery on 7th July. Carolyn Murray, dot-art Schools Project Manager reveals “After the disappointment of postponing our 8th annual dot-art Schools exhibition due to the coronavirus, we are thrilled to host the dot-art Schools virtual exhibition so the creative work of children and young people from our participating schools can still be shared and celebrated online. We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to Arts Council England for making this possible, along with our sponsors Medicash and Arriva.”

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DOT- ART SCHOOLS GOES VIRTUAL!

dot-art Schools is delighted to announce that this year’s annual inter-school art exhibition will be going ahead in a brand new online virtual gallery! Plus, the creative talents of teachers will be celebrated alongside the students.

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dot-art Schools Cheshire, 2017-2019

For three years, starting in the academic year 2016-17, we ran a second parallel dot-art Schools programme in Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East and Warrington, thanks to support from Liverpool John Moore University. Annual exhibitions were held in Hartford and Chester and we welcomed over 20 schools from across the region every year.

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CERI Research on the impact of dot-art Schools

The Impact of dot-art Schools – New Research Unveiled! Earlier this year, dot-art Schools were delighted to be accepted for the CERI (Cultural Education Research Initiative) research project. CERI is a partnership between Curious Minds and Liverpool Hope University to support research-informed practice in cultural education.

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Champion Creative Careers in Schools

Free Event to Help Teachers Champion Creative Careers in Schools dot-art Schools and partners Liverpool John Moores University are holding an inspirational day of advocacy to help education professionals to champion the value and impact of studying art. The event will begin with a tour of the LJMU Art and Design Academy, followed by a visit to the 2017 dot-art Schools exhibition in St Georges Hall, then finish by hearing from three expert speakers on the diverse and vital range of careers that are opened up by a creative education.

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Creative Careers Poster

dot-art Schools has commissioned graphic artist Thom Isom to produce this fantastic poster, which is FREE to download (click the image) and was posted out to secondary schools across the Liverpool City Region.

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We’re an Artsmark Partner!

We are pleased to announce that from February 2018, dot-art Schools is an Artsmark Partner. Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education.

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