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Art Education Crisis

There’s a crisis in art education – can you help?

  • There has been a 28% decline in arts GCSE entries since 2010.
  • Primary school children often get no art teaching from one term to the next.
  • Students from low-income families who take part in arts activities at school are 3 times more likely to get a degree.

We believe that the arts can change children’s lives. We believe that all young people should be given the opportunity to explore their own creativity and develop their unique talents.

We know that the majority of children going into school now will do a job that doesn’t yet exist. Creativity will be a key skill in all these jobs, because it can’t be replaced by a machine. The UK Creative Industries are worth £92 billion a year and provide 1 in 11 jobs currently, growing at twice the rate of the economy as a whole. And the arts are the catalyst not just for the creative industries, but for all industry, from engineering to automotive to advertising.

For the past 7 years, our dot-art Schools programme has been trying to address these issues, by working directly with schools across Cheshire, Warrington and the Liverpool City Region. It is an online, interactive art competition, culminating in a high profile exhibition and designed to raise ambition, nurture artistic talent and open up creative career paths, in a time when the arts are being aggressively squeezed out of the school curriculum. We have so far engaged over 5000 children but aim to reach far more.

We are currently looking for creative and forward thinking local companies, who see the value of a rounded education and developing the creative talent pipeline, to support our work – while reaching a huge audience of schools and families with their brand.

You can read more about our work here:

Please call 0345 0176660 or email to get involved.


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