Young Art Oxford is an annual fund-raising art exhibition open to all pupils of Oxfordshire schools from Reception to Year 9. It is a wonderful opportunity for young aspiring artists to have their work judged by well-known professionals and artists and to be exhibited. Young Art Oxford is a chance for children who enjoy art, to help other children of their own age who are suffering from illness.
We are entirely run by volunteers , ensuring that all the money raised goes to Great Ormond Street Hospital and their research into finding cures and improving treatments for childhood illness. We also donate a portion of the money we raise to local charities who work with children in Oxfordshire. We have chosen At The Bus, who provide art therapy to children, as the co-recipient for 2024's competition and exhibition.
The first Young Art Oxford exhibition was held in 2008, based upon the model set up in London in 1988. Since then, more than £150,000 has been raised for charity and the number of Oxfordshire schools participating has grown, as has the number of entries which reached almost 3,000 in 2023.
Young Art is a fantastic opportunity for children to be recognised and feel good about their artistic abilities. Both teachers and parents regularly comment on the tremendous boost to a child’s confidence that is gained as a result of being selected and seeing his or her art on the wall of a professional gallery. Please do contact us if you would like your school to get involved.
CHILDREN HELPING CHILDREN ALL MONEY RAISED SUPPORTS CHILDREN'S CHARITIES
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Registered charity no. 1160024