Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has become the official partner of dot-art Schools and aims to help us inspire the region’s next generation of Turners and Emins.
Lucy Byrne, Managing Director of dot-art commented: "We are absolutely delighted to be working with LJMU to increase the reach and impact of the dot-art Schools programme. This long term partnership will mean we can develop and expand the scheme in the Liverpool City Region as well as allowing us to fulfil a long held ambition to extend its reach into Cheshire.
Professor Nigel Weatherill, Vice Chancellor at LJMU said: "Our partnership with dot-art highlights the importance Liverpool John Moores University places on enabling future generations of talent to benefit from the creativity that Liverpool offers. As a modern civic university, we invest in keeping young people engaged with the arts, inspiring them to consider a creative career path, and encouraging their interest in the cultural community around them."
We are pleased to announce that from February 2018, dot-art Schools is an Artsmark Partner. Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education. dot-art Schools is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.
Find out more about Artsmark at artsmark.org.uk To find out how we can support your Artsmark journey, contact Carolyn on 0345 0176660.
The overall winners of the 2017 dot-art Schools Competition for the Cheshire region were announced at a prize-giving ceremony on 7th June, where the top three students from each of the participating schools were presented with a certificate and the six overall winners and runners up received their prizes.
Brigid Keighran from St Nicholas Catholic High School won the Year 9 award for her piece "Ganesha".
Milo Forster from Kelsall Primary School won the Year 5 award for his piece "Barn Owl".
More details and full list of winners can be found on the Exhibition Page.
On Friday 23rd June, dot-art Schools and partners Liverpool John Moores University are holding an inspirational day of advocacy to help education professionals to champion the value and impact of studying art. The event will begin with a tour of the LJMU Art and Design Academy, followed by a visit to the 2017 dot-art Schools exhibition in St Georges Hall, then finish by hearing from three expert speakers on the diverse and vital range of careers that are opened up by a creative education