Application Information


The application deadline for ARTicualtion 2017 has now passed.

The information below can be used as general guidance if you are considering applying to ARTiculation 2018. Application for ARTiculation 2018 will be open in June 2017.

A registration fee of £30 per school will apply. Schools will be invoiced following their registration. A limited number of bursaries are available to state-maintained schools that would otherwise be unable to afford the registration fee. If you think you are eligible,  please register first then contact the ARTiculation Outreach Officer Josepha Sanna.

Internal School Heats and School Support Packs

Schools and other educational organisations are required to organise an internal competition with the winner being chosen to represent them at the regional heat. Internal school heats must be registered with The Roche Court Educational Trust who will supply material to support the event including helpful hints for teachers, best practice guidelines, posters, ARTiculation logos, a programme example and ARTiculation certificates.

ARTiculation Regional Finals

The Prize is held at nine regional venues. London schools are required to apply for regional heats hosted at 4 London galleries. Adjudicators will select speakers to go through to the London Regional Final at the National Gallery. A list of the 2017 heats and quarter-finals can be seen here.

ARTiculation Heats

Due to high demand in certain regions schools may be required to participate in heats where an independent adjudicator will select students to go through to the regional heats.

Finals and ARTiculation Symposium

A student is selected from each Regional Heat to speak at the Grand Final which is part of the ARTiculation Symposium held at the University of Cambridge.

This symposium is open to all sixth form students, regardless of candidates’ selection, and is designed to encourage debate and engagement with the arts.

Limited students travel bursaries are available and must be applied for at the time of application.

Please read the Competition Guidelines for more information.