As part of The Prince’s Trust’s 40th year celebrations, The Creation Station is supporting an Art of Diversity competition by running a themed week of art and craft workshops across the UK.
This nationwide art competition invites young people, aged 1 to 19 to create a piece of art, in the form of a drawing, painting poem or photo based on their understanding of the word ‘Diversity’.
The aim of the competition is to encourage young people to think about what diversity is and how important it is in today’s society, whilst encouraging creativity. The purpose is to highlight the positive impact diversity has in our society and to recognise, value and appreciate other people’s opinions.
The Creation Station, the UK’s leading children’s creativity activity company, will be running a week of Art of Diversity workshops across the UK in over 500 centres for children aged 1 – 11 years. The workshops will take place across the on the UK on the 25th – 29th January 2016.
“I’m delighted to be supporting such a great initiative that helps raise us all appreciate and value the diversity, in all its forms” stated Sarah Cressall founder of The Creation Station. “The Prince’s Trust makes a fantastic difference to people lives and the Million Makers Scheme is a wonderful programme that helps nurture entrepreneurship in our young people”.
The competition is open to everyone to enter and there is a minimum £2.00 donation with all proceeds going to The Prince’s Trust. Uploaded artwork will be displayed in the online art gallery. To enter click here or to book onto one of the workshops running across the UK visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk
The top 125 pieces of art will be shortlisted, 25 from each age category; aged 1-3 years 4-7 years , 8-11 years, 12- 15 years and 16 – 19 years
The initiative is part of the Million Makers Scheme, an entrepreneurial fundraising competition in which UK teams set out to creatively raise a minimum of £10,000 each through projects such as ‘The Art of Diversity’. Thanks to this scheme, around £1,000,000 is raised each year to support underprivileged young people in the UK.
The Prince’s Trust is a charity which was founded in 1976 by HRH the Prince of Wales to help disadvantaged young people in the UK. The Prince’s Trust provides mentorship, practical experience and support to over 20% of young people in the UK who are currently not in education, training or employment. Take a look at their website to understand a bit more about what they do and watch this video: http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/
The Creation Station was founded in 2002 by multi award winning entrepreneur to help inspire imaginations and nurture potential through creative and educational hands on art & crafts activities. Approximately 1000 activities run every week across the UK, to find your nearest Creation station visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk.