Home is where the art is in Warwickshire - The Leamington Observer

Home is where the art is in Warwickshire

Leamington Editorial 10th May, 2024   0

OUR home is the theme of an art competition for Warwickshire youngsters for Refugee Week.

Young artists aged four to 21 are being called to pick up a paintbrush and create a piece of artwork that reflects where they live, while adding to a discussion on making the county more inviting to refugee families.

Participants can submit their artwork in any form, including drawing, painting, photography, or written responses of up to 300 words, reflecting their interpretation of the theme.

Entries will be judged based on creativity, relevance to the theme, and emotional impact by a panel of experts in art, community engagement, and refugee issues.




The top thirty entries will be displayed in libraries across Warwickshire.

Warwickshire County Council’s children and families spokesperson Coun Sue Markham said: “We are excited to launch the ‘Our Home, Our Art’ Youth Art Competition as part of Refugee Week in Warwickshire. This competition provides a platform for children and young people to showcase their artistic talents while promoting inclusivity and understanding of the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers.


“As a child friendly county, our priority is for all our children to be happy and feel Warwickshire is the best place to call home and to grow up and flourish.

“We encourage children and young people from all backgrounds to participate in the competition and share their perspectives on what home means to them.

“Through art, we can foster empathy, understanding, and solidarity within our communities, making Warwickshire a more welcoming and inclusive home for everyone.”

The deadline for submissions is May 26.

For more information https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/migration-services/refugee-week-warwickshire-2024-arts-competition

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