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Children’s Art Week 2020: Register your activity

Reg­is­tra­tion for Children’s Art Week 2020 is now open. This year, Children’s Art Week 2020 will run across three weeks from Mon­day 29 June – Sun­day 19

Registration for Children’s Art Week 2020 is now open. This year, Children’s Art Week 2020 will run across three weeks from Monday 29 June – Sunday 19 July 2020.

This annual campaign encourages artists, venues and schools across the UK to participate by running activity that captures children’s imaginations, encourages creativity and attracts new audiences to the arts. Year after year Children’s Art Week is shown to be an effective, yet simple, ways to reach new audiences and give creative opportunities to disadvantaged children and young people.

Due to the uncertainty of when cultural and community venues will be able to safely host visitors, Children’s Art Week 2020 is focusing on online, remote events, activities and resources for home and school. Each week will centre on a theme: 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.

Venues and organisations of all types and sizes are welcome to register events and activities — from libraries to community halls, heritage venues and country parks, schools and of course museums and galleries. Individual artists and makers can also take part.

Activity may have a regional or national focus or work to connect directly with children and young people who are vulnerable or fall within one of the protected characteristics. We welcome activity that will be delivered in Welsh, Gaelic or British Sign Language. Activity may also be linked to the Scottish, Welsh or English curriculum. We also encourage activity that allows those who are not online or do not have digital devices to take part.

Events and activities can be registered at until Thursday 25 June 2020. Participants will receive support to run, publicise and brand their events, including logos and press release templates.

For information to help you plan and promote your activity, visit or follow @ChildrensArtWeek on Instagram and use the hashtags #ChildrensArtWeek or #GetKidsCreating for updates.

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