"Children's Art Day has created a new focus for celebrating achievement in the visual arts."
- Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate
"Art is the ultimate playground: a place for fun, adventure and innovation. Seeing art at first hand can be hugely beneficial to children and families, whether it's through working with an artist in the classroom or visiting one of the UK's brilliant museums and galleries. Children's Art Day is a vital way to engage children and young people in something which will help them learn and bring them lifelong pleasure."
- Loyd Grossman OBE
About Children's Art Day
Children's Art Day is the UK-wide programme encouraging children, young people, families and teachers to engage with the visual arts. engage invites schools, galleries, museums and community groups to register visual arts events for children and families during one week in the Summer. Organisers receive support from engage to devise, run and publicise their events, and are encouraged to invite artists to take part. Past activities have ranged from kite-making to creating a huge pinhole camera and freerunning in a library.
Children's Art Day 2013
Regrettably engage was not able to run Children's Art Day in 2011 or 2012 as we were not able to secure sufficient funding to run the event. engage is actively seeking funding to run the event in Summer 2013. For more information please check back here or contact email@example.com
. We know that the event is greatly valued by colleagues, supporting and promoting the work of galleries and artists with children and young people. The last Children's Art Day, which took place in 2010, involved some 37,000 participants in over 200 events across the UK.