This October, The Big Draw is teaming up with a record number of partners to create an extensive programme of free drawing events as part of our annual international festival, The Big Draw.
From 1 to 31 October, The Big Draw festival is celebrating its 15th year with a month-long programme of activities on every continent, including hundreds of free events for all ages created by an extraordinary range of organisations UK-wide – from nursery schools to national museums.
The arts education charity – The Big Draw – is the creator and driving force behind the annual, international Big Draw festival. Launched in 2000, the festival promotes the belief that drawing changes lives for the better, and its mission is to give everyone an opportunity for self-expression through the universal language of drawing. The charity champions visual literacy and highlights the importance of creativity in education, literature and society. In 2014, 414,000 participants took part in over 1800 Big Draw festival events in 26 countries.
Sue Grayson Ford, Big Draw Founder and President, commented:
“Drawing allows us to interpret, invent and communicate; it helps to develop individual creativity and breaks down cultural and generational barriers. The Big Draw festival celebrates drawing’s social, economic and health benefits, and our highlight events demonstrate drawing’s vital role across all disciplines. The festival is an open invitation to get everyone drawing!”
The 2015 Big Draw Festival provides a unique platform for people to explore, discover, take part in and organise creative activities throughout the UK and abroad from 1 to 31 October.
Register your own Big Draw event.