The 2016 Saatchi Gallery/ Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools is now open and accepting entries!
The Saatchi Gallery / Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools is open to primary, secondary and sixth form schools from around the world. Schools can submit artwork from students between the ages of 4 and 18.
Schools can enter as many art works as they wish, and there is no prescribed theme for works entered, nor is there a restriction on media used (sculpture, painting, installation, photography and mixed media artworks are all eligible and welcome).
The deadline for entries is December 21st 2015
A high profile exhibition of the top 20 shortlisted art works at the Saatchi Gallery in February
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.
To Enter: Click on the How to Enter tab above and create a simple online profile for your school. You can then upload images and information about art works.
The Prize is part of the Saatchi Gallery's education programme, which is committed to introducing contemporary art to younger audiences.
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 consider a career in the arts.
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 developing aspirations, skills and access to opportunities. The Bank believes that nurturing artistic talent can develop valuable personal attributes such as critical reasoning, creative thinking and problem solving; essential skills for equipping the workforce of tomorrow.
The support of Born to Be 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 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 education backgrounds.
All Entries FOR THE 2016 SAATCHI GALLERY / DEUTSCHE BANK ART PRIZE FOR SCHOOLS
The order in which schools appear is random and changes regularly.
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