Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards crowns its 2020 champions!

The winners of the 2020 Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards have been revealed in a unique online ceremony to celebrate the outstanding contributions to the industry in what has been a challenging year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. dot-art Schools are delighted to have won the Impact Award – Improving Education & Learning!

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Liverpool City Region schools to benefit from Edgehill University’s partnership

Associate Dean of Edge Hill’s Faculty of Education Dr Helen O’Keeffe said: “After almost a year of lockdowns, both children and teachers are feeling the pressure and we wanted to do something to give back.” “By supporting the dot-art Schools project we can help promote creativity and good mental health in schools, something that is key to our curriculum here at the University. We can’t wait to see the art the schools produce and it’s a great opportunity for our students to learn more about the importance of art in education.”

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FREE online CPD for Primary Art Coordinators

dot-art Schools have launched a series of online CPD sessions for Primary Art Coordinators! Working with professional artist teachers, we have put together two 4 part CPD sessions which can be adapted for use by any primary age group and are designed to help new or inexperienced Art Coordinators get inspiration and tips for creating exciting creative projects with their students.

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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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The impact of dot-art Schools – New Research Unveiled!

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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