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Can you contribute to a Creative Careers Day? dot-art Schools and Liverpool John Moore University are looking for speakers to demonstrate the value of a creative education.

The impact of budget cuts and the removal of creative subjects from the curriculum are making schemes like dot-art Schools, an innovative, online, inter-school art competition more and more important.

However, not all teachers and parents are able to communicate the enormous value of a creative education and the impact it can have on a student’s life, whether or not they choose to follow an overtly “creative” path. The dot-art Schools competition aims to nurture talent, raise ambition and highlight creative career paths, culminating in a high-profile exhibition of work by year 5 and year 9 pupils. The programme is now in its fifth year and has just launched in Cheshire following great success in Liverpool.

dot-art Schools, led by founder Lucy Byrne FRSA, and Liverpool John Moore University are planning to hold a Creative Careers day in Liverpool on Friday 23 June. Headteachers, senior leaders, school governors and art & design curriculum leaders will find out more about the impact of the creative industries nationally, hear guest speakers making the case for how studying art & design can benefit young people at school and beyond, discover the range of creative career pathways that exist and take away compelling evidence and further information to share with colleagues, students and their families.

The event will take place across three venues: the LJMU Art and Design Academy, The Walker Art Gallery and St George’s Hall, where the event will end in a tour of the 2017 dot-art Schools exhibition, showcasing work from over 50 primary and secondary schools in the Liverpool City Region.

Speakers are wanted to:

  • highlight and demonstrate the value of a creative education / share a personal story on how a creative education impacted their life (particularly requested from those whose ultimate career was not in the arts).
  • Talk about the current state of creative education in schools and what we can do to improve it.

If you would like to get involved, please contact Lucy Byrne:
schools@dot-art.com

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