The Saatchi Galley is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Saatchi Gallery/ Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools 2016. This year the Prize received over 22,000 entries from 54 different countries. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter, the standard was extremely high.
The panel of judges this year included Alistair Hicks, Senior Curator for Deutsche Bank; Nigel Hurst, CEO of the Saatchi Gallery; Jeremy Newton, CEO of Children & the Arts; Alastair Sooke, Art Critic and Broadcaster, The Telegraph and BBC and Julia Wachtel, Artist whose work 'Champagne Life' is currently on display at the Saatchi Gallery.
An exhibition at the Gallery will showcase artwork by the 20 shortlisted students from March 3rd-9th. The winner will be announced at an awards evening on March 3rd.
A high profile exhibition of the top 20 shortlisted art works at the Saatchi Gallery in March.
Overall winner: £10,000 to winning school, £2,000 to winning pupil
Secondary school winner (ages 11-18): £5,000 to school, £1,000 to pupil
Primary school winner (ages 4-11): £5,000 to school, £1,000 to pupil
An overall winner will be chosen from the two age category winners, meaning that one school has the opportunity to collect £15,000 towards their art department. One successful student will receive £3,000 to be spent on art and computer equipment.
The prize money provides art departments with the ability to install state of the art computer and printing equipment and provide high quality art materials which allow pupils to explore, develop and realise their creative potential.
Saatchi Gallery/Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools is unique in its scope and accessibility, and is one of the largest international competitions open to primary, secondary and sixth form schools from around the world. Schools are invited to submit artwork by students between the ages of 4-18 years.
The Saatchi Gallery has a 30-year-long history of supporting emerging artists and bringing contemporary art to as wide an audience as possible. The Saatchi Gallery/ Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools aims to support and encourage budding young artists by providing them with a platform to showcase their work, and giving them the confidence to continue studying art and to consider a creative career.
Deutsche Bank's support of the Prize is part of its Born to Be youth engagement programme. Born to Be aims to break the cycle of youth unemployment through early intervention and is dedicated to helping the next generation fulfil their potential by raising aspirations, developing skills and providing access to opportunities.
The support of Deutsche Bank has enabled the Saatchi Gallery to offer tailored artist-led workshops to pupils from schools where the need is greatest. The workshops increase pupils' understanding of fine art processes and provide the opportunity to work with specialist art materials, helping pupils to explore and realise their creative potential. This year we are pleased to announce the introduction of artist-led Continued Professional Development (CPD) workshops for art teachers from these schools. The workshops aim to support art teachers who are working with limited resources by providing space, time, solutions and ideas to approaching art making, and ultimately serve to open up the Schools Prize to students from all educational backgrounds.
Shortlisted Schools for THE 2016 SAATCHI GALLERY / DEUTSCHE BANK ART PRIZE FOR SCHOOLS
Ordered alphabetically by screen name
The order in which schools appear is random and changes regularly.
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