Children's Art Day 2010

By Rachel Hayward | 22 May 2010
Photo showing a woman and two young children creating art of trees and plants on paper on the wall

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Courtesy engage

Following the succes of last year's Children's Art Day, engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is delighted to announce Children's Art Day 2010.

Run with the support of the Mayor of London and the Clore Duffield Foundation, Children's Art Day aims to inspire children, teachers and families to engage with art. Events will take place across the UK, ranging from artists' workshops and craft sessions in schools through to family activities in major national arts venues and local community organisations.

In 2009 more than 230 Children's Art Day events took place across the UK involving some 50,000 children, young people and adults in galleries, schools and community settings. Many participants were new visitors to galleries or had not encountered art and artists at first hand before.

Showing purple and white logo for Children's Art Day 2009 with stars

Logo courtesy engage

How to get involved in Children's Art Day 2010
You'll find lots of helpful info and resources on the engage website to support your own Children's Art Day event. If you are planning to organise a participatory visual arts event, please register on the engage website. The first 150 events registered for Children's Art Day will be eligible for a grant of £50 to support their event.

New visual arts competition for 2010
This year there will also be a visual arts competition for London schools called Look Out London. It runs from April to July 2010 and is in partnership with The Big Draw. Schools will be invited to submit examples of visual art projects carried out by students on the engage website.

Children's Art Day takes place during Shine, a national festival celebrating talent in young people showcasing in a week long festival from July 12-16, 2010.

More on the venues and organisations we've mentioned: