The Artworks programme was conceived, funded and managed by the Clore Duffield Foundation and ran from 2000-2005.
The programme comprised three areas of activity: Children's Art Day; a research Research, and the acclaimed Artworks Awards scheme. The programme involved around 200,000 school children, 1,800 schools, 8,000 teachers and hundreds of galleries between 2000 and 2005, making it one of the most influential programmes of its kind.
The aim of Artworks was to support the visual arts in schools, underpinned by a core belief about the importance of visual literacy. The programme promoted opportunities for children to participate in high quality visual arts activities, linked to working with artists and working with galleries. Artworks was also about raising awareness of need; effectively highlighting the challenges faced by schools, and lobbying for better support and resources. Artworks provided the opportunity for debate between professionals from the visual arts and education sectors, widening the conversation through links with partners and patrons, including artists Sir Antony Gormley and Richard Wentworth, the National Society for Education in Art & Design (NSEAD) and the then Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).
Children's Art Day
Artworks Award Scheme
The Big Sink
Space for Art
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