Double boost as local
schools encouraged to take part in regional art exhibition
DOT-ART Schools, an inter-school
art competition, has received a double boost after receiving support from
the Mayor and a leading UK company.
World famous hairbrush brand Tangle Teezer has committed £5,000 as principal
sponsor to the programme, while the Mayor's Office has awarded Dot-art
£2,600 in grant funding to support the initiative.
Tangle Teezer joins other supporters including Rathbones, St George's Hall,
Merseyrail and PR and marketing consultancy, The Big Partnership.
Matt Lumb, CEO and director at Tangle Teezer, said:- "Tangle Teezer's
success has been built on following a passion for creativity, innovation and
design which made Dot-art Schools an ideal programme for us to support as it
embodies all of these values.
The competition offers a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the talented
young people of the Liverpool City Region and help develop the next
generation of creative thinkers and producers. Schools should grasp this
valuable opportunity and get involved."
The art competition, which is in its 4th
year, gives pupils in Year 6 and Year 9 across the Liverpool City Region and
the Merseyside area, the
opportunity showcase their artistic talents and have their work displayed in
a public exhibition in St George's Hall.
Assistant Mayor Councillor Nick Small said:- "I am really pleased that
the Mayor has been able to support dot-art Schools this year through the
Mayor's Fund. Art in schools is so important in developing creativity. I
know that Dot-art Schools will be a great success. That's why I'd encourage
all Liverpool schools to sign up and take part."
Lucy Byrne, managing director of Dot-art, said:- "It is a huge coup
for us to have the support of Tangle Teezer and the Mayor's Office. We are
really impressed with the calibre of this year's sponsors who are all
committed to supporting creativity and the local community. More than 45
schools have already signed up and confirmed that they are taking part and a further stream of entries
have also added their names ahead of the deadline that was on 13
Dot-art Schools is an inclusive competition which gives Primary and
Aecondary Schools a platform to showcase the quality of pupils' work to
parents, families and the wider community. It aims to take art out of the
classroom and engage children with arts and culture, by providing a
fantastic opportunity for young aspiring artists in Merseyside to get
creative and show off their talents at a free public exhibition in one of
Britain's most iconic buildings.
The competition has engaged with more than 80 primary and secondary schools
and 2,500 children in Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, Halton and St
Helens so far. I urge anyone one who is interested to sign up via the
website before Wednesday."
Schools who enter can submit photographs of up to 25 students' artwork to
website before a panel of judges, made up of professional
artists, select the top 3 entries from each school which will progress
to the public vote.
The piece of work with the most votes from each participating school will
form part of the exhibition at St George's Hall. There will also be a
special prize giving ceremony in June in recognition of those who were
shortlisted and to crown the overall winners, who will receive a special
Following the exhibition at St George's Hall, artworks will be also
displayed across selected Merseyrail Stations.