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Awards ceremony and exhibition celebrates children’s art 

School children’s artwork was celebrated during a special online ceremony hosted by dot-art Schools and Edge Hill University – and the community have the chance to see the creations in a new public exhibition.  Primary and secondary pupils from 90 schools across the Liverpool City Region and beyond took part in the inter-school art competition and winning entries will be displayed at an exhibition in the iconic Port of Liverpool Building at Liverpool’s Pier Head.  Student volunteers will help run the exhibition and when it closes some of the artworks will be on display at Edge Hill’s campus in Ormskirk for students, staff and visitors to enjoy.  

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Teachers’ Corner 2021 is Open for Submissions

Teachers' Corner 2021 is now open for submissions! We want to acknowledge and celebrate the fact that many art educators and teachers are also artists and give their students the chance to appreciate that. This year we are providing Teachers’ Corner an online space for teachers to exhibit their artwork on the new Art Bytes website. 

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Cast Your Vote to Help Find the Region’s Top Young Artists

An online public vote to find Liverpool City Region’s best young artists opened on Friday 16th April and continues until Sunday 9th May 2021. This year over 1100 pupils from 90 schools have entered the dot-art Schools competition and the shortlisted students from each school are now hoping for your votes to win a place in the 9th annual exhibition. 

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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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