Dot-art Schools is an interactive, online, inter-school, art competition, taking part on an annual basis and culminating in an exhibition in Liverpool city centre. Open to primary (year 6) and secondary (year 9) schools in the Liverpool City Region. It is designed to nurture talent, raise ambition, and take art out of the classroom and into the real world.
“It has been a long time since we have had something of this calibre in the city to promote and celebrate the work of our young artists... At a time when the Government and Department of Education's focus is on the core subjects... it is both reassuring and stimulating to have an organisation promote the arts in such a positive way.” -
Tim Alderman, Head Teacher of St Julie's and Representative of Liverpool Association of Headteachers
With the current threats to creative subjects on the national curriculum, dot-art Schools offers a way of keeping young people engaged with the arts, allows them to see a creative career path, and encourages them to attend exhibitions and engage with culture, outside of school.
During the Autumn and Spring terms, each school creates and selects 25 pieces of wall-based student work which they feel best represent the talents of their students. These art works are submitted to their dot-art Schools page by February Half Term, then put on display to the world via the dot-art Schools website. (schools.dot-art.com)
A panel of art experts then select the top 3 artworks from each school. Students from all the schools in the programme, as well as the general public, will then be able to vote for their favourite piece of art from the judge's shortlist. During the Summer term, an exhibition is held, which this year was at the Walker Art Gallery showcasing the artwork with the most votes from each participating school.
We are now recruiting Primary and Secondary Schools from the Liverpool City Region to take part in the 2014/15 Programme, and schools from other regions to register their interest for 2015/16 and future programmes.
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