Richard MacCormacMuseum of ReadingBaltic, Newcastle
The Campaign for Drawing


The Campaign for Drawing has one aim: to get everyone drawing!

Drawing helps us to understand the world, think, feel, shape and communicate ideas. It is fun, accessible and invaluable - in education and everyday life.

Our annual Big Draw festival runs throughout October. Over 1000 organisations in the UK and fifteen other countries participate each year - offering events for all ages and abilities. In 2013 and 2014, The Big Draw is collaborating with the Family Arts Festival to create the largest arts festival the UK has ever seen. The 2014 festival will run from 1 Oct - 2 Nov.

Artists of 18 and over can submit their work for The John Ruskin Prize and win £1000 and an opportunity to exhibit in the Millennium Gallery Sheffield.

Join the wider drawing community throughout the year on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and The Big Draw blog. Sign up to our newsletter for year round drawing news and special offers from our sponsors. A Support The Campaign by buying our books on drawing in schools, Quentin Blake and Big Draw products in the The Big Draw Shop.

Time for TEA

Time for TEA launched an 18-month CPD programme for secondary school art, craft and design teachers passionate about drawing. On 9 Nov this culminated in the TEA conference at The National Gallery: The National Symposium for visual literacy. The event launched the new TEA website featuring comprehensive resources for teachers. Look at our resources page for more.