Artivism - using the arts to explore rights, views and opinions
Articulate creates authentically co-designed projects that are built upon the principles of
the Convention on the Rights of the Child, including:
Article 12: Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.
Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.
Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
We call it Artivism.
These article numbers have inspired our programme and we regularly reference the Convention as we explore local, national and global issues and themes with young people.
The latest edition of Artivism was delivered in partnership with Barnardo’s.
35 children joined us at our Glasgow studio in the October 2022 school holidays to make protest posters about the things that were important to them, as inspired by Article 12.
The young people were encouraged to use their creativity to 'articulate' something to the world. Using collage, spray paint and large-scale collaborative techniques, they were introduced to what it means to raise your voice through art-making. The new works will now be printed as posters and pasted on public marketing sites near our Glasgow city centre studio during w/c 14 November.
The Artivism feature is our forthcoming 'THIRTY-ONE: creative assembly' event, advocating for access to the arts for care experienced young people in Scotland -
and you are all invited! Join us on 19 and 20 November by signing up here.
Previously the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice and Staf use the model too. This is what they had to say here.