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dot-art Schools Exhibition 2015
dot-art Schools Exhibition 2015
dot-art Schools Exhibition 2015

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The Programme

dot-art Schools is an interactive, online, inter-school, art competition, taking part on an annual basis and culminating in an exhibition. Open to primary (year 5) and secondary (year 9) schools in the Liverpool City Region and now in Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire East and Warrington. It is designed to nurture talent, raise ambition, and take art out of the classroom and into the real world. 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.

How It Works

During the Autumn and Spring terms, each school creates and selects 25 pieces of 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 will 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 will be held at a gallery showcasing the artwork with the most votes from each participating school. The overall winner and two runners up in both age categories are chosen and announced at the prize giving ceremony.

Prizes

dot-art Schools Prizes
dot-art Schools Prizes
dot-art Schools Prizes

Secondary

Overall winner

  • A scholarship to Liverpool John Moores University, giving the student £1000 per year for 3 years towards course fees should they choose to study at the Arts Faculty. (See: ljmu.ac.uk/faculty-of-arts)
  • Membership to dot-art, giving them a year's membership to dot-art's network, allowing them to showcase and sell their work alongside professional artists. (See: dot-art.co.uk/artist/)
  • Tickets to see the latest exhibition at Tate Liverpool.
  • £50 worth of vouchers to spend at Rennies Art Supplies.
  • FOR THE WINNING SCHOOL - £250 worth of vouchers to spend at Cass Art.
  • FOR THE WINNING SCHOOL - Creative Careers talk from Professor Caroline Wilkinson Director of the School of Art & Design at LJMU.

Runners Up x 2

  • A scholarship to Liverpool John Moores University, giving the student £1000 per year for 3 years towards course fees should they choose to study at the Arts Faculty. (See: ljmu.ac.uk/faculty-of-arts)
  • Tickets to see the latest exhibtion at Tate Liverpool
  • £25 worth of vouchers to spend at Rennies Art Supplies.

Primary

Overall winner

  • Family day out for 4 at the Albert Dock, including lunch, tickets to the Beatles Story and the Magical Mystery Tour!
  • Tickets to see the latest exhibition at Tate Liverpool
  • £50 worth of vouchers to spend at Rennies Art Supplies.
  • FOR THE WINNING SCHOOL- £250 worth of vouchers to spend at Cass Art.

Runners Up x 2

  • Tickets to see the latest exhibtion at Tate Liverpool
  • £25 worth of vouchers to spend at Rennies Art Supplies.

All winning artists (1 from each partipating school) will also receive a Cass Art goody bag.

All shortlisted artists (3 from each partipating school) will be awarded certificates.

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This annual programme will encourage healthy competition between students and schools, as well as driving traffic to the site and therefore increasing the audience for the students' work and the profile of the school. The final exhibition will provide a wonderful opportunity for the successful students to show their work in a public setting and a fantastic way of celebrating the art work created and the school's commitment to arts education, demonstrating the quality of art produced to parents, families, local authorities and the wider community. Finally the programme can help participating schools meet many of the KS2 and 3 National Curriculum requirements for Art and Design, the criteria outlined in the OFSTED evaluation framework, as well as providing a valuable tool for schools working towards Artsmark status.

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Pupils benefited greatly from the feedback received when their work was shared locally or more widely...

Schools should... build sustained partnerships with art galleries and creative practitioners.

Pupils who met with inspectors reported consistently the motivational impact of seeing their own work displayed professionally and publicly...

The public exhibition of students' work was highly effective in strengthening links between schools and the local community, including diverse community groups, different generations and those living in contrasting socio-economic circumstances.

Extracts from: Ofsted Report - Making a mark: art, craft and design education, 2008/11