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Every Child Is An Artist

Community, Dance, Performance, Visual Arts

Every Child Is An Artist


I am currently working on the PR for Every Child Is An Artist, a ground-breaking programme developed by Coventry-based Mercurial Dance with Oasis Academy Hobmoor, which aims to develop the skills, ability and imagination of all the children at the primary school in Yardley, Birmingham.

With artists in residence year-round, each term will see the children explore different media and themes (such as digital, visual arts and performance) as they work towards creating a new exhibition, performance or event which they will share with their family, friends and the wider community.

At the end of the year, all children will have earned an Arts Award for their involvement, a qualification managed by Trinity College London and Arts Council England that is designed to build confidence and prepare for further education and employment.

The pupil’s creative journeys can be followed via the school blog here. A film showing their activities during their term exploring digital art can be seen below: