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Young Arts Award 2020

The Arts Society Corinium is now in discussions with a local primary school to formulate an Arts Project for the coming year. We are hopeful to report further details to members in the coming weeks.

It is with great thanks that Vivien Styles and Clare Baines, the Young Arts Co-ordinators at The Arts Society Corinium, would like to thank all the wonderful financial support the Young Arts programme receives from Arts Society members at their monthly meetings. Without such support, we would not be able to fund children’s art projects locally.

Young Arts Award 2019

The Arts Society Corinium enjoyed an interesting year as the funding partner of the Corinium Museum in Cirencester working with young primary school children in conjunction with Trinity College London, a College offering a Young Arts scheme.  

The children attended the Museum and explored the Discover Corinium programme. They had a busy time learning about different types of art in the museum through an interactive log-book. They were inspired by ancient artists by finding out about their work and drawing shapes, patterns, animals and mythical beasts with support from the Corinium Museum staff. Enjoying this experience with their friends in the group was particularly rewarding for the youngsters especially when sitting together making mosaic pieces which they were able to take home. 

Trinity College, together with the Corinium Museum staff, were able to study each child’s work at the end of the activities and award Discover Certificates to each child. The framed personalised Certificates were presented to the excited children at The Churn Project premises in Cirencester some weeks after the programme was completed.

Young Arts Background

Started in 1973, Young Arts provides exciting opportunities for children and young people to expand their horizons through their involvement in creative arts activities, supported by The Arts Society.

Every year we fund a new initiative to help young people develop an interest in the arts. We hold a monthly raffle to raise extra funds for Young Arts projects.

In 2017 we awarded a prize to a student in the Art department of Cirencester College.

We also agreed to grant aid an illustrated book which the pupils at Minchinhampton Junior School wrote during 2016 and which was  published on 10th June 2017. Pictures of this project are in the gallery.

The Arts Society Corinium also contributed funds and assistance to the local schools who made a quilt and mosaic panels as part of the celebrations for ABBEY900 - the 900th anniversary of the founding of St. Mary’s Abbey in Cirencester in 1117.