ARTiculation Prize

ARTiculation Prize 2014; ARTiculation Participants at the Ikon Gallery 2013; Alastair Sooke presenting the BBC Culture Show 'For the Love of Art'

Alastair Sooke presenting the BBC Culture Show ‘For the Love of Art’

The Roche Court Educational Trust’s ARTiculation initiative is designed to stimulate students’ interest and understanding of art while developing individual thinking, observation, research, language and presentation skills. ARTiculation workshops for 14 – 19 year olds are held throughout the year and an annual competition for sixth formers takes place in the spring. Examples of past presentations can be viewed here.

ARTiculation 2016 will be taking place in England, Ireland, Scotland, and with the British Council in Italy. If you would like to know more about your local ARTiculation workshops please see here. For application forms and to apply for a free school support pack please see here.

ARTiculation supports national academic and vocational initiatives to include EQA’s, the Arts Award, and The Duke of Edinburgh Award.

‘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

‘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

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.

10 students will be invited to speak at the Discover ARTiculation Final at the University of Leeds in summer 2016, which will be adjudicated by Lord Burlington.

  • Places on the Discover ARTiculation conference, to take place in summer 2016, can be booked with Ellie Johnson.

All entries and parental permission slips should be submitted to Ellie Johnson by Friday 18th March.

** Please Note:  Where possible schools should collate all film entries on behalf of the students**

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ARTiculation 2015 Travel Awards

Izzi Stretton in York

Izzi Stretton outside the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York

In 2015 four students from Folkestone, Sevenoaks, London and Birmingham were awarded the ARTiculation Travel Award, enabling them to visit the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.

You can read the report by Izzi Stretton from Knole Academy, Sevenoaks, here.

To find out whether you are eligible to apply for a Travel Award please see here.

The ARTiculation Travel Award is generously sponsored by the Kenneth Clark Society.




 ARTiculation 2015 Speakers presenting at the British Museum

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On 14 November, previous ARTiculation participants presented their ARTiculation 2014 talks at the Association of Art Historians’ Ways of Seeing Conference at the British Museum to an audience of schools and teachers.

Charles Stewart, who had previously taken part in the Saatchi Gallery heat, delivered his talk on Tim Burton, Vincent, 1982 and Verity Babbs, who participated at the Modern Art Oxford heat presented on Damien Hirst, Pretty Vacant, 1989.

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The Arbour Centre, Tower Hamlets London, at the Roche Court Sculpture Park

Arbour Centre youth ambassadors in front of Simon Periton, 'Zigzag Wanderer'. © the artist. Courtesy the New Art Centre

Arbour Centre youth ambassadors in front of Simon Periton, ‘Zigzag Wanderer’. © the artist. Courtesy the New Art Centre

On 15th August youth ambassadors from the Arbour Centre, Tower Hamlets London, visited the New Art Centre for a tour of the sculpture park and galleries. The skills and experience of the day will be inspiration for workshops for younger members of the centre prior to an exhibition to be held at the Arbour Centre on 1 November 2015.

The day was enabled by the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars.          Arbour logoArts Scholars logo_website

ARTiculation Accreditation

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ARTiculation supports national academic and vocational initiatives to include EQA’s, the Arts Award, and The Duke of Edinburgh Award.

For further information on the Arts Award please see here

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