The dot-art Schools programme is an interactive, online, inter-school art competition, covering the Liverpool City Region and Cheshire, culminating in an exhibition and prize giving.
dot-art Schools is an online, inter-school, art competition, taking part on an annual basis and culminating in an exhibition and prize giving. Open to primary (year 5), secondary (year 9) and SEND 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, a public exhibition is held to showcase 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 by a guest judge at the prize giving ceremony attended by teachers, students and their families.
dot-art Schools can also provide experienced artists to lead workshops in schools and hold occasional creative careers advocacy events.