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Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education. 2020’s Children’s Art Week is a little different to previous years, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t engage and enjoy the wealth of resources and opportunities they offer!

The Engage website offers a wide range of activities and opportunities with resources suitable for all ages and all art levels.

This year, Children’s Art Week will take place online, at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July. Each week will focus on a special theme.

This year’s Children’s Art Week themes are:

  • Week 1 (from 29 June): The Natural World
  • Week 2 (from 6 July): Connecting across generations
  • Week 3 (from 13 July): Literacy and creative writing

About Children’s Art Week

Children’s Art Week is a fantastic opportunity to encourage families, children and young people and schools to take part in fun, creative activities that they might not have tried before. 

In 2019 more than 17,000 children, young people and adults took part in events in venues across the UK. Organisers reported that 62% of participants were first-time visitors to their venue. 32% of participants were audiences who were completely new to the arts.

Children’s Art Week has become a valuable opportunity for arts & cultural venues and individuals to reach out to new audiences and take part in a national event.

How to get involved in Children’s Art Week

It’s free for teachers and students to access the free Children’s Art Week resources. All resources and activities are hosted on their website.

Week 1: The Natural World

Week 2: Connecting across generations

Week 3: Literacy and Creative Writing

See all of the Children’s Art Week Events & Opportunities


Get creative and share your achievements!

Children’s Art Week is sharing a selection of student’s creations on their Instagram page. You can also share your student’s achievements with #ChildrensArtWeek and #GetKidsCreating.

Take a look at Children’s Art Week’s Instagram.

Hear more about Children’s Art Week

You can find out more about Engage about Children’s Art Week’s on their website.

See the Children’s Art Week website.

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