Last Chance for Schools to
Showcase Budding Artists
SCHOOLS across the Liverpool City
Region, Cheshire and Warrington have until 21 December 2016, to sign up to the annual
dot-art Schools programme, an inter school, online art competition culminating
in a public vote and gallery exhibition.
dot-art Schools is a well established fixture in the academic calendar for many
local schools; since its inception over 3000 students from almost 170 schools
have taken part. This is the 5th year it will take place in the Liverpool City
Region and due to its success and a new partnership with Liverpool John Moores
University, this year sees the launch of a pilot scheme covering Cheshire West
Chester, Cheshire East and Warrington, with further expansion across the North
The scheme is open to Year 5 and Year 9 pupils from both mainstream and special
schools. It is designed to nurture talent, raise aspiration and take art out of
the classroom into the real world.
The exhibition in Liverpool will take place at the Grade 1 listed St Georges
Hall, with the Cheshire exhibition venue being announced in January. For the
second year, award winning international haircare brand Tangle Teezer will be
the principal sponsor.
Lucy Byrne, Managing Director of dot-art commented:- "We are very excited
about the launch of our new scheme across Cheshire but also intend to keep
growing and building on the success of the Liverpool programme. As the effects
of cuts to arts subjects in the curriculum begin to be felt, we feel it is more
important than ever to ensure children all have access to a creative education."
Carolyn Murray, dot-art Schools Project Manager added:- "We know the run
up to Christmas is a busy period for teachers so all we need from them is a
simple form which takes 5 minutes to complete. The programme will then begin in
earnest in the new year."
Schools need to sign up to the programme before Christmas. Find out how by
or via emailing
them. You can also call them on:- 0345 017