The Big Draw Festival 2019 co-creators

From libraries to lidos, schools to science centres, it takes a merry team of drawing daredevils across the globe to make the annual Big Draw Festival the jaw-dropping sensation it is!

Take a look at our team of co-creators for The Big Draw Festival 2019 below, and remember, anyone can organise their own Big Draw Festival event, there are many great reasons to join in...

Make your mark at one of our fantastic #TheBigDraw co-creators' events this autumn! Search for events by date or location here, view the events map here or sign up for localised event alerts during The Big Draw Festival 2019!

Our list of Organisers is updated weekly >> last update: 12/11/19

Take a look at our organise an event page for some more info and click here to register!

Community, Libraries, Health & Wellbeing and Environmental

Alder Hey Hospital, UK

Alderburgh Jubilee Hall, UK

Art & Soul, UK

Art Care Salisbury Hospital, UK

Ashdown Forest, UK

Baloos Buddies, Bahrain

Berwick Visual Arts, UK

Canterbury Cathedral, UK

Care UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

Coppice Arts (Red Kite Learning Trust), UK

Doncaster Council Libraries and Culture, UK | Sponsor Partner 2019

Durham Cathedral, UK

Gloucester Cathedral, UK

Heritage Learning, UK

High Stile Projects, UK

HMP Lewes, UK

Hoot Creative Arts, UK

Hull Minster, UK

Ideas Test, UK

Imperial Stroke Centre, UK

Inspire: Culture, Learning & Libraries | Sponsor Partners 2019

Lincoln Cathedral, UK

Mercury Mall | Sponsor Partner 2019

Naomi House Hospice, UK

Neilston Development Trust, UK

Oasis Cardiff, UK

Oxygen Art Centre, Canada

Playeum Ltd, Sinagpore

Scrapstore, Hull Play Resource Centre, UK

Skipton Town Hall UK

South Oxford Community Association, UK

Wessex Archaeology, UK

Theatres, Cultural, Art & Heritage Organisations

20-21 Visual Arts Centre, UK

5x5x5=Creativity, UK

Academy Center of the Arts, UK


Art Hoppers, UK

Arts Depot, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, UK

Berks, Bucks, Oxon Wildlife Trust, UK

Cayuga Arts Collective, USA

Chandos Atelier (Boe Suits), UK

Chatsworth House (Devonshire Ed Trust), UK

Chisenhale Studios, UK

Curved House Kids, Germany

Dover Arts Development, UK

Dover smART Project, UK

Eat Make Play Limited, UK

Farnham Art & Design Education Group, UK

Friends of Old Christ Church, UK

Friends of the Judges' Lodgings, UK

Friends of Winckley Square, UK

Fundacion de Arte Arawak, Dominican Republic

Globe Arts Studio, UK

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park, UK

Greenwich Theatre, UK

Hauser & Wirth, UK

High Cotton Arts Center, USA

Higher Green Farm Arts, UK

Hive Heritage & Visitor Centre, UK

Island Arts Centre, UK

Leicester Sketch Club, UK

Made in the Marches, UK

Malvern Theatres Trust Ltd, UK

Midlands Arts Centre, UK

Mispillion Art League-Delaware, USA | Sponsor Partners 2019

Moonah Arts Centre, Australia

MumsAid, UK

National Archives, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

New Brewery Arts, UK

Participate Contemporary Artspace CIC, UK

Quay Arts, UK

Qube, UK

RCT Arts Service, UK

Reading Guild of Artists, UK

Royal Collection Trust, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

Rumpus Skillshare, Australia

Rural Media, UK

Society of Architectural Illustrators, UK

Solihull Society of Arts, UK

Somerset Art Works, UK

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, UK

St Helen's Heritage Project, UK

Stichting Kunstpodium T, Netherlands

The Barn Arts, UK

The Culture Trust, Luton, UK

The Great Hall Winchester, UK

The Pound Arts Centre, UK

Tower Bridge, UK

Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, USA

Turner's House Trust, UK

When in Doubt, Draw - Kyoto Big Draw, Japan

Wickham Market Arts Project, UK

Yardley Arts! UK

Museums, Galleries, Studios & Workshops

After School Art Club, UK

Ards Art Centre, Ireland

Artful, UK

Auckland Project, UK

Bank of England Museum, UK

Bayside Gallery, Australia

Beaconsfield Gallery, UK

Bethlem Museum of the Mind, UK

Bletchley Park, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

Blueprint100 - The Stove Network, UK

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, UK

Cambridge Open Art Exhibition, UK

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, UK

Cotswold Motoring Museum, UK

Drawing your Space, UK

East Riding Museums Service, The Treasure House, UK

Eynsham Art Group, UK

Freelance Exh Officer (Bingham Gallery), UK

Gippsland Art Gallery, Australia

GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art), UK

Harlow Arts Trust, UK

Haynes International Motor Museum, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

Henry Moore Foundation, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

House of F, UK

Incinerator Gallery, Australia

Ipswich Art Gallery, UK

Leeds Art Gallery, UK

Lyme Regis Museum, UK

Messums Wiltshire, UK

Museum Collection Aberdeen University, UK

Museum of Timekeeping, UK

Museums Sheffield, UK

Nail on the Wall Collective, China | Sponsor Partners 2019

National Centre of Craft & Design, UK

National Civil War Centre, UK

National Gallery of Art Washington, USA | Sponsor Partners 2019

National Justice Museum, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

National Portrait Gallery, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

New Art Gallery WALSALL, UK

Norfolk Museums Service, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

Norwich 20 Group, UK

Nova Scotia Museum, Canada | Sponsor Partners 2019

Oriel Myrddin Gallery, UK

Outline Arts, UK

Pepinière des Arts, France

Picasso Creative Arts Gallery, Hong Kong

Pitzhanger Manor, UK

Royal Academy of Arts, UK

Royal Pavilion & Museums, UK

Royal Society of Sculptors, UK

Royal West of England Academy, UK

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, UK

Ruskin in Sheffield, UK

Salisbury Museum, UK

Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, UK

Shropshire Museum, UK

Snite Museum of Art, USA | Sponsor Partners 2019

Southwark Park Galleries, UK

St Albans Museums, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

Stoke Bruerne Boat Company, UK

Tate Liverpool, UK

The Cartoon Museum, UK

The Collection Museum, UK

The Courtauld Institute of Art, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

The Foundling Museum, UK

The Heong Gallery, UK

The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, UK

The Start Studio, UK

The Whitworth, UK

V&A Museum of Childhood, UK

Walt Disney Family Museum, USA | Sponsor Partners 2019


William Morris Gallery, UK

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, UK

York Army Museum, UK

York Museum Trust, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

Artists, Makers and Designers

24H Drawing Lab, Italy

Active Soul Design, Ilya Mazurkevich, USA

Ali Foxon - Boggy Doodles, UK

Anna Sophie Rodin

Art Space 86, USA

Brian Mapson, UK

Can't Draw Club, UK

Claire Chandler, UK

Claire Collison, UK

Diane's Joy of Drawing - Immaculata University, USA

Dulcie Ball - Dulcimer Draws, UK

Elizabeth Hammond, UK

Ffion Gwyn, UK

Fiona Candy, UK

Fulbourn Arts, UK

Gary Gordon, UK

Jane Lavender, UK

Janine Creaye, UK

Jean Wykes, UK

Jennie Pedley, UK

Joe Tymkow (Drawn in Keynsham), UK

Leslie Concannon, USA

Marigold the Maker, UK

Muerta en Cartelera Irapuato, Mexico | Sponsor Partners 2019

Paula Preston, UK

Robin Jensen, Canada

Rozenn Gladwell - Tonbridge Art School, UK

Ruth Koffer, UK

Saltburn Arts School, UK

Tracey Parr, UK

Vicki Ostersen - Tree Frog Art, UK

Zwaan Art, Netherlands

Local Authorities / CITY-WIDE BIG DRAWS

City of Toronto Museum, Canada | Sponsor Partners 2019

Education Authority Northern Ireland, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

Guildford Borough Council, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

Lake Macquarie City Council, Australia

Leeds Kirkgate Market, UK

Lightwoods House, UK

Newark & Sherwood DC, UK

Resonance Cambridge, UK

The Big Draw Epsom, UK

The Big Draw Nijmegen, Netherlands

Vila Franca, Spain

FE & HE Institutions, Universities & Colleges

Blackpool Sixth Form College, UK

Chesterfield College, UK

City & Guilds of London Arts School, UK

CityLit, UK

East Norfolk Sixth Form College, UK

Gateshead College, UK

Gloucestershire College, UK

Graaf Schap College, Netherlands

Hereford College of Arts, UK

King's College Taunton, UK

LARA - London Atelier, UK

Liverpool Hope University, UK

Lutterworth College, UK

Malvern College, UK

Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College, Australia


New College Lanarkshire, UK

North London Collegiate School, Dubai

Northumbria University, UK

Old Royal Naval College, UK

Open College of Arts, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

Oxford Sixth Form College, UK

Renaissance College, Hong Kong

Rugby High School, UK

Scarborough Sixth Form College, UK

Sodexo - HMP Addiewell, UK

St Thomas More RC College, UK

The Art Room, Australia

The Spires College, UK

University Centre Somerset, UK

University of Hertfordshire, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

University of Lincoln, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

University of West England Bristol, UK

Wales High School Academy, UK

Westfield Arts College, UK

Working Mens College, UK

Schools / Academies (Nurseries, Primary & Secondary) 

Academy 360, UK

Albyn School, UK

Alton School, UK

Ambrit International School, Italy

Amesbury School, UK

Beck Primary School, UK

Bigland Green Primary School, UK

Birkby Junior School, UK

Braeburn School, Kenya

Brentwood County High School, UK

British International School, Hanoi, Vietnam

Broadwaters Inclusive Learning Community, UK

Burntwood School, UK

Cadle Primary School, UK

Cassiobury Infant & Nursey School, UK

Charter School East Dulwich, UK

Cheadle Hulme High School, UK

Cherry Grove Primary School, UK

Clyro Church in Wales School, UK

Colorado Academy Visual Arts, USA

Coppice Valley Primary School, UK

Cricklade Manor Prep school, UK

Criftins Primary School, UK

Cumbria Educational Trust, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

Dane Court Grammar School, UK

Daniel K. Inouye Elementary, USA

Darrick Wood Infant & Nursery School, UK

Denny High School, UK

Dixons Trinity Chapeltown, UK

Dorridge Primary School, UK

Dovre Kommune School, Norway

Downsend School, UK

Drawing Children Into Reading, USA

Drawing is Free, France

Duncombe Primary, UK

Elm Tree Primary, UK

Embley School, UK

Etonbury Academy, UK

Exeter School, UK

Firfield Primary School, UK

Grange Primary School Harrow, UK

Greenfield Arts (Greenfield School), UK

Grimsargh St Michael's CoE School, UK

Halcyon London International School, UK

Hall Cross Academy, UK

Hallfield School, UK

Harborne Academy, UK

Herbert Morrison Primary School, UK

Hillview School for Girls, UK

Hugh Christie School, UK

Ibstock Place School, UK

International School of Florence, Italy

James Brindley Academy School, UK

John Jamieson School, UK

Kenilworth School, Canada

Kings School Worcester, UK

Kingsdale Foundation School, UK

Latimer Primary School, UK

Leventhorpe School, UK

Lincoln Elementary, USA

Little Mead Primary Academy, UK

Little Paxton Primary School, UK

Lodge Park Academy, UK

Logiealmond Primary School, UK

Loughborough High School, UK

Make it Create it (Taxal & Fernilee School), UK

Manston Primary, UK

Maria Regina School -STEAM Ahead, Australia

Marmion Primary School, Australia

Nettlebed Community School, UK

Nova Hreod Academy, UK

Ormiston Denes School, UK

Park Lane Primary School, UK

Pimperne Primary School, UK

Preston Park Primary School, UK

Queens Park Primary School, UK

Radcliffe on Trent Primary & Nursery, UK

Ramsgate Arts Primary School, UK

Reay Primary School, UK

Redlands Primary School, UK

Riverley Primary School, UK

Robin Hood Primary School, UK

Ryburn Valley High School, UK

Ryde School with Upper Chine, UK

Sandgate Primary School, UK

Sandringham School, UK

Sauncey Wood Primary School, UK

School21, UK

Sharnbrook Primary, UK

Shrewsbury School, UK

Soong Ching Ling Kindergarten, China | Sponsor Partners 2019

St Edmunds Nursery School, UK

St George's Primary School, UK

St Gilberts Primary School, UK

St Gregory's Catholic Primary School, UK

St John the Baptist C of E, UK

St Josephs Specialist Trust, UK

St Leonards CE Primary School, UK

St Margarets Primary Academy, UK

St Marylebone School, UK

St Marys C.E Primary School, Reddish, UK

St Michael's Primary School, Hertfordshire, UK

St Oswald's Catholic Primary School, UK

St Pauls Catholic School, UK

St Pius X College, Magherafelt, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

St. Benedict's School, UK

Stephen Perse Foundation, UK | Sponsor Partners 2019

Stratton Upper School, UK

Strong Close Nursery School, UK

Sunning Hill Primary School, UK

Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

The Angmering School, UK

The Becket School, UK

The Blue Coat School, UK

The British International School, Cairo, Egypt

The Garden International School, Malaysia

The Giles Academy, UK

The Heathland School, UK

The Nelson Thomlinson School, UK

The Rubicon Centre, UK

The School of Art & Wellbeing, UK

The Spinney Primary School, UK

The Willows School, UK

Thomas Tallis School, UK

Vyners School, UK

Walton-le-Dale High School, UK

Weetwood Primary School, UK

West Kirby School, UK

Whitburn Academy, UK

Wildern Academy, UK

Woodmansterne School, UK

Wyvern Primary School, UK