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Children’s Art Week 2020: Grants for organisations

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Children's Art Week 2020: 29 June – 19 July 2020   

Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.   

In 2020, Children’s Art Week will take place online, at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July. Each week will focus on a special theme.   

  

Our 2020 themes are…    

  • Week 1 (from 29 June): The Natural World   
  • Week 2 (from 6 July): Connecting across generations   
  • Week 3 (from 13 July): Literacy and creative writing   

Schools, galleries, museums and community groups are invited to plan and register visual arts activities for children and families. These activities will 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.   

 

Who can organise an event or activity?   

Due to the uncertainty of when cultural and community venues will be able to safely host events, Children’s Art Week 2020 is focusing on online, remote events, activities and resources for home and school.   

Venues and organisations of all types and sizes are welcome to register events and activities — from libraries to community halls, heritage venues and country parks, schools and of course museums and galleries. Individual artists and makers can also take part.  

Activities may range from a live-streamed session with an artist or special activity packs, to digital challenges engaging with online collections, physical resources distributed by post or activity delivered over the phone — think outside the box! Events and activities will be filtered by age and location, so think about whether you would like to connect to a specific history or person from your local area and what age groups you would like to engage with.   

Organisers are welcome to revisit existing resources and activities to programme for Children’s Art Week 2020. 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.  

Registration will open at the end of May 2020.   

  

Why get involved?   

Children’s Art Week is a fantastic opportunity to encourage families, children and young people and schools to take part in fun, creative activities that they might not have tried before.  

In 2019 more than 17,000 children, young people and adults took part in events in venues across the UK. Organisers reported that 62% of participants were first-time visitors to their venue. 32% of participants were audiences who were completely new to the arts.   

Through evaluation, we know that Children’s Art Week is a valuable opportunity for venues and individuals to reach out to new audiences and take part in a national event.   

 

I have questions — who can I contact for help?   

Our team are on hand to offer support for your event — if you have any questions please contact info@childrensartweek.org.uk or call 07483 319 951.  

Children’s Art Week is run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and supported in 2020 by Engage Scotland, Engage Cymru and The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. 

Prizes Details: 

6 x £750 grants are available for organisations to commission freelance gallery educators or artists in England, Scotland and Wales to produce or lead new activity during Children’s Art Week.  

Deadline: 
05/27/2020
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fringee • the younger one | international youth performing arts festival

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“fringee – the younger one” is looking for local and international artists for its first edition. Organized by Istanbul Fringe and Istanbul Drama Sanat Akademisi, “fringee – the younger one” is an international performing arts festival for preteen and teenagers. Applications are open to artists working in disciplines such as theater, dance, performance, circus, clown, puppetry and pantomime. 

 

When: 10, 11, 12 April 20

Where: Istanbul

Deadline: 31 December 2019

According to the Convention on the Rights of the Child:

“States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and 

recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural 

life and the arts.”

“States Parties shall respect and promote the right of the child to participate fully in cultural 

and artistic life and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for 

cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity.”

As a new family member of Istanbul Fringe, “fringee – the younger one” would like to build a new art platform where preteen and teenagers can have the opportunity to explore an  inspiring performing arts world.

This new festival aims to stimulate creativity, emotional intelligence, aesthetic potentials without imposing adult codes. 

Requirements:

• Creating inspiring art works for children between 9-15 years old in the disciplines of theater, dance, performance, circus, clown, puppetry and pantomime

• Fulfilling the online application form

• Sending the application fee (25 Euros)

• Invited artists will be expected to take part in side events such as workshops, talks, etc.

What we offer: 

• 3-night accommodation in volunteer houses during the festival

• Meal on the day of your performance

• Public transportation on the day of your performance

• Venue, technical support and promotion

• 50% of the box-office

• Free access to all the events in the festival (requires reservation)

Deadline: 
01/15/2020

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25€
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Symposium on creativity and education

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Symposium on Creativity and Education
Wednesday 6th June 2018 at Z-arts
10.00am to 4.30pm 

The symposium will give national and personal perspectives on creativity and education with insights from:

Caz Brader, Deputy CEO & Director Of Cultural Programmes, Curious Minds
Emma Degg, CEO of the North West Business Leadership Team
Jane Beardsworth, Director North, Arts Council England
Jeremy Jackson, Principal, Webster Primary School accompanied by his pupils
Nicky Morgan, Special Projects Director, Arts Council England
Prof Jude Robinson, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool, Suzanne Smith, Jana Kennedy & Ali Gadema, Z-arts Associate Artists

The symposium will be a platform for discussion and dissemination around the importance of collaboration and cooperation between the education, creative and cultural sectors.  Nationally recognised educators and creative experts will present the latest innovative ideas, practices and research in creativity and education. 

Z-arts will be sharing the independent evaluation by The University of Liverpool of My Planet: An opportunity for children to shine at the Symposium on Creativity and Education

We will also be welcoming Jeremy Jackson, Principal and the children and staff from Webster Primary School who supported the My Planet project, who will be give the perspective from the classroom, whilst artists will be sharing some of the innovative ways of teaching they developed for the My Planet programme.

Z-arts are pleased to welcome Nicky Morgan and Jane Beardsworth, ACE who will give an insight into The Durham Commission and present the national perspective on Creativity and Education. The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education is a collaboration between Arts Council England and Durham University that aims to identify ways in which creativity, and specifically creative thinking, can play a larger part in the lives of young people from birth to the age of 25, both within and beyond the current education system.

Emma Degg, CEO of the North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT) will be starting the programme and discussing the Skills and Education Charter published by the Business Leadership team that aims to stimulate new discussions with key partners, locally, regionally and nationally as to how business can better support, influence and resource the vital skills and education agenda.

In 2017 the NWBLT awarded Z-arts, Manchester’s venue for children the families the prestigious Lever Prize. The prize was awarded to Z-arts to develop MY PLANET, a programme to stimulate a child’s desire to learn across the curriculum through arts, creativity and culture.

Further contributors will include Curious Minds, The North West Bridge Organisation and other national organisation who are at the forefront of promoting creativity and education with more speakers to be announced soon.

If you are a creative, educator, staff or student within Higher Education or strategist then join us at the Symposium to discuss the future of education and the role creative education has to play.

The cost of the Symposium of £25 includes refreshments, lunch and networking drinks.

Bursaries are available for artists and students. Please contact paul@z-arts.org to request a bursary by providing details of your current employment or education status and the reason you wish to attend.  

Book now: https://www.z-arts.org/events/symposium-on-creativity-and-education/

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