Building confidence and developingskills through looking, thinking and speaking about art.

ARTiculation is the Roche Court Educational Trust’s nationally acclaimed public speaking initiative designed to promote the appreciation and discussion of visual culture. ARTiculation engages young people aged between 14 and 23, regardless of background or experience, with art and develops their confidence and ability to express their opinions, thoughts and conclusions.

A programme of activities takes place nationally and, increasingly internationally, all underpinned by our ethos of Looking, Thinking and Speaking. 


ARTiculation Prize

The annual ARTiculation Prize invites those aged between 16 and 19 to each deliver a ten-minute presentation to an audience about a work of art, architecture or an artefact. Adjudicators are asked to assess each presentation as a whole, looking at content, structure, delivery and the speaker’s original approach and unique potential.

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Discovery Days

Discovery Days are part of our programme of outreach and take place in museums and galleries across the country. Designed to develop young people’s ability to look, think and speak about art through research and questioning, they are fully funded through grants and donations and are open to schools from the state sector only. 

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stART Talking

Opportunity for Buckinghamshire non-selective state maintained secondary schools

At a time where the arts have played an enormous part in our mental well-being, and students return to school in September, now is a great opportunity to get involved in stART Talking.

ARTiculation is inviting 5 schools to take part in stART Talking, a three-year project open to KS4 and KS5, delivered in partnership with MK Gallery and Waddesdon Manor, supported by the Rothschild Foundation.

Travel bursaries will be made available.

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ARTiculation Classroom Exploration

ARTiculation’s Classroom Exploration enables students to discuss and analyse collection highlights from galleries and museums around the UK, but based in the classroom.

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Discover ARTiculation Challenge

The Discover ARTiculation Challenge is a competition for KS4 students, organised and delivered by the University of Leeds.

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ARTiculation Networks and Partners

Our network begins with the schools whose teachers and students we work with, the venues where Discovery Days and ARTiculation Prize events are held, and the universities that provide experts and undergraduate input into our Ambassadors programme.

Over 450 previous Prize participants are now part of our thriving Alumni Network.

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A selection of resources are available to support schools deliver ARTiculation Prize events, young people gain confidence in public speaking, as well as our archive of past ARTiculation Prize presentations to engage and inspire.

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