Volunteer for dot-art Schools 2017

St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool City Centre, L1, 12 June – 3 July

dot-art are recruiting a small team of volunteers to help with two school prize giving events, plus the installation and staffing of the public exhibition at St George’s
Hall, between Monday 12th June to Monday 3rd July 2017.

dot-art Schools is an interactive, online, inter-school, art competition, taking part on an annual basis and culminating in an exhibition. Open to both primary (year 5) and
secondary (year 9) schools in the Liverpool City Region, and NEW for 2016-17, also in Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire East and Warrington. It is designed to nurture talent, raise ambition, and take art out of the classroom and into the real world.

The online competition entries are shortlisted to a top three per school by a panel of arts professionals (this year from LJMU, the Walker Art Gallery and Liverpool Biennial), then the public vote for their favourite from each school, which are shown in the culminating exhibition at St Georges Hall. At the prize giving the overall winners and runners up in each year group are chosen by our Guest Judge – Susan M Coles, the past president of National Society for Education in Art & Design and students receive certificates and their prizes from the Lord Mayor of Liverpool.

The overall Yr 9 winner receives a year’s membership to dot-art to showcase their work alongside professional artists. With the current threats to creative subjects on the
national curriculum, dot-art Schools offers a way of keeping young people engaged with the arts, allows them to see a creative career path, and encourages them to attend
exhibitions and engage with culture, outside of school. Our annual programme was established in 2012 and we have continued to develop it, recently expanding across Cheshire thanks to a new partnership with Liverpool John Moores University.

The competition now in it’s 5th year has engaged with over 200 primary and secondary schools and almost 4000 children in Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, Halton and St Helens to date, see; http://schools.dot-art.com

To apply

Please email schools@dot-art.com by Monday 22nd May giving brief information about yourself (CV not required) and indicate which dates and session times you are
available to volunteer. For exhibition invigilation ideally a block of morning or afternoon sessions would be helpful. You will be invited to a briefing meeting at the hall.
Any questions call 0345 017 6660 for Carolyn Murray Project Manager, dot-art Schools
NB: Carolyn works Monday – Thursday 9.30am – 6pm