The ARTiculation Prize is a nationally acclaimed public speaking competition designed to promote the appreciation and discussion of art. The competition seeks to engage students aged between 16 and 19, regardless of background or experience, with art and to develop their confidence and ability to express their opinions, thoughts and conclusions.
Each student is invited to deliver a ten minute presentation to an audience about a work of art, artefact or architecture of their choice. Adjudicators are asked to assess each presentation as a whole, looking at content, structure, delivery and the speaker’s original approach and unique potential.
Over 2,000 ARTiculation presentations were given in 2016 in England, Ireland, Scotland, and with the British Council in Italy.
ARTiculation is supported by an extensive outreach programme, if you would like to know more about your local ARTiculation workshops please see here.
ARTiculation supports national academic and vocational initiatives including EPQ (gaining up to 70 UCAS points), the Arts Award Silver and Gold (gaining up to 35 UCAS points), and The Duke of Edinburgh Award.
‘ARTiculation provides forums for young people to have a voice and to play on an even playing field in areas that aren’t typically seen as egalitarian or inclusive.’ ae Arts and Education Newspaper published by Welling School
To apply and to request a free school support pack please see here.
ARTiculation for Year 10 and Year 11
This new competition invites 14-16 year old students to submit a 2-3 minute film speaking about a work of art, an artefact or a piece of architecture of their choice. Adjudicators from the University of Leeds and The Roche Court Educational Trust will assess each film as a whole, looking at content, structure, delivery and the speaker’s original approach and unique potential.
Students are invited to speak at the Discover ARTiculation Final at the University of Leeds on 8 July 2016, which will be adjudicated by Lord Burlington.
To receive an Information Pack and to book places at the Discover ARTiculation conference email Ellie Johnson at E.K.Johnson@leeds.ac.uk
ARTiculation Travel Awards
The ARTiculation Travel Award enables students to visit museums, galleries or exhibitions of their choice. Students who have taken part in the ARTiculation outreach programme are invited to apply for the Travel Award with an short outline of a work of art, architecture, artefact, exhibition or collection they would like to visit.
To find out whether you are eligible to apply for a Travel Award please see here.
Dafydd Alexander took part in the 2016 South West regional heat and used the Travel Award to visit Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture at Tate Modern.
Chris Neal took part in the 2016 Oxford regional heat and used the Travel Award to visit Painting The Modern Garden: Manet to Matisse at the Royal Academy.
Click here to read their thoughts on the exhibitions.
The ARTiculation Travel Award is generously sponsored by the Kenneth Clark Society.
ARTiculation Case Studies
Case study reports show that taking part in ARTiculation has positive impacts for students and teachers, these include:
- Improvement in A-level coursework and exam results
- Increase in progress points at Key Stage 4
- Successful university applications
- Ability to work independently
- Significant improvement in presentation and public speaking skills
- Introducing new teaching ideas
- Introducing debate and discussion in class
- Raising the school profile
For more information read the ARTiculation Impact Report
ARTiculation supports national academic and vocational initiatives including EPQ (gaining up to 70 UCAS points), the Arts Award (gaining up to 35 UCAS points), and The Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Universities and schools recognise ARTiculation for developing young people’s analytical and communication skills and has been noted by teachers as adding accreditation to A-level practical and written work, In particular Unit 3 extended essay and also supporting UCAS personal statements
For further information on the Arts Award please see here
‘ARTiculation is the most exciting thing happening around art and art history in schools today.’ Dr. Christina Bradstreet, Courses and Events Programmer, National Gallery, London
‘ARTiculation is changing the future of British art criticism for the best.’ Antony Gormley
ARTiculation provides ‘forums for young people to have a voice and to play on an even playing field in areas that aren’t typically seen as egalitarian or inclusive’. ae Arts and Education Newspaper
‘I was happy that this whole organisation was solely made for the acknowledgment of young people’s interest in the subject.’ Student, ARK Putney Academy