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Children's Art Week: Grants for organisations

Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.    

In 2020, Children’s Art Week will take place online, at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July (29 June – 19 July 2020) Each week will focus on a special theme.    


Our 2020 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    

Schools, galleries, museums and community groups are invited to plan and register visual arts activities for children and families. These activities will give children and young people, together with their teachers, parents and carers, the opportunity to take part in practical art activities with artists, makers and educators.   

Over the past months, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how essential creativity and the visual arts are for learning, connecting and wellbeing. While our venues, cultural organisations and some school buildings may be closed, engaging in the visual arts is more important than ever.    

Find out more about Children's Art Week 2020 


6 x £750 grants are available for organisations to commission freelance gallery educators or artists in England, Scotland and Wales to produce or lead new activity during Children’s Art Week.   

To apply organisations must be members of Engage. Find out more about becoming an Engage member here. 

Apply to commission a freelance gallery educator or artist

10 x £200 grants are available for organisations across the UK to support new or existing events or activity for vulnerable children and young people, including audiences without digital access.  

Organisations do not need to be members of Engage to apply. Engage members are welcome to apply to both grants.  

Apply for an organisation grant. 


Our team are on hand to offer support for your event — if you have any questions please contact or call 07483 319 951.   

Children’s Art Week is run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and supported in 2020 by Engage Scotland, Engage Cymru and The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.  

Event starts
Wednesday 20 May, 2020
Event ends
Wednesday 27 May, 2020
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