What is art?
Resource 1: Toilet …discovering materials and objects
Resource 2: Who Am We …exploring the unique
Resource 3: Cause and Effect …investigating past influences
Resource 4: Reflection …learning about spaces
Resource 5: Net-Work …exploring connections
Resource 6: Paratrooper I …discovering the individual
Resource 7: Home within Home …examine moving
Resource 8: Uni-form/s …discuss belonging
Resource 9: Public Figures …exploring support
Resource 10: Some/One …examine identity
We are pleased to share the shortlisted top 10 entries, whittled down from over 1000:
Art is a kite with your imagination attached to its tail.
Art is the secret recipe for feeling inspired about life.
Art is seeing in colour, not just black and white.
Art is never imagined inventions made possible by our minds.
Art is a colossal house with windows of inspiration.
Art is what’s on the inside expressed on the outside.
Art is everything. You just have to find it.
Art is an open door for imagination to run wild!
Art is a gateway to creativity, knowledge, affection and emotion.
Art is a storyteller, expressing emotions deep in your heart.
These entries were judged by our esteemed panel from the worlds of arts, science, maths and education:
- Professor Rachel Armstrong, Professor of Experimental Architecture, Newcastle University
- Dame Evelyn Glennie, solo percussionist
- Professor Angie Hobbs, Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy, University of Sheffield
- Jesna, Yr 6
- Mary Myatt, Ofsted inspector
- Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp OBE, dancer/Chief Executive, The Place
- Keith Powell, headteacher
- Dr Emily Pringle, Head of Learning Practice and Research, Tate
- Professor Marcus du Sautoy, Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford
- Nitin Sawhney, musician/producer/composer
- Do Ho Suh, sculptor
- Professor Joe Winston, Professor of Drama and Arts Education, University of Warwick
“Art is the secret recipe for feeling inspired about life.”
Year 2, Holy Trinity Church of England School, Lewisham
Highly Commended KS1:
“Art is seeing in colour, not just black and white.”
Year 2, Vittoria Primary School, Islington
Highly Commended KS2:
“Art is a kite with your imagination attached to its tail.”
Henry & Margo, Years 6 & 4, Great & Little Shelford Church of England Primary School, Cambridge.
Thank you to all the schools across the UK who have entered. With the volume of entries we received, it is clear to see that philosophical debates were sparked in classroms and that children can indeed think deeply about the arts.
We continue to support the exploration of this philosophical question with the release of 10 resources, available to download here, the TES and Guardian Teacher Network marking the culmination of our 10th anniversary year.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Artis on 0207 324 9880.