Liverpool-based dot-art Schools have announced a new partnership with Liverpool ONE that will see the winning artwork proudly displayed outdoors on College Lane this autumn and every year going forward.
“We are thrilled to be showcasing the incredible talents of local young people taking part in the dot-art Schools programme. Being a part of our local communities has always been important, and as we mark our 15-year anniversary, this remains as strong today as it always has. By displaying the winning artwork across Liverpool ONE, we are able to give these budding artists the opportunity to show their talents to our visitors. They should all feel extremely proud of themselves.”Donna Howitt, Place Strategy Director, Liverpool ONE
They are also working in partnership with Edge Hill University to launch their 12th annual art competition to boost creativity in schools. dot-art Schools has been inspiring, celebrating and championing creativity since 2012. With creativity now recognised as one of the most vital skills for young people’s future employment, the importance of programmes like this continues to grow. Students who participate in the dot-art Schools competition report increased self-esteem, creative confidence and raised aspirations. For some pupils it can also act as a catalyst to pursue a creative career path.
“Our fantastic partnership with dot-art has helped to promote creativity in schools, inspiring young people to continue making art and see themselves as artists. It shows the positive impact art can have on pupils in so many ways. I’d encourage every school in the Liverpool City Region to try the competition and find out for themselves how much the children and teachers enjoy and benefit from the experience.”Dr Helen O’Keefe, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University
“We’re delighted to continue our partnership with Edge Hill’s Faculty of Education for another year. Their invaluable support helps us reach more schools across the Liverpool City Region.”Carolyn Murray, Project Manager, dot-art Schools