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Our Biennale Children's Art Festival

Our Biennale is a festival of arts and culture produced by the Evoke network of arts and cultural organisations and made with children and young people across Kirklees.

Throughout the festival Evoke brings together musicians, artists, theatre-makers and choreographers to work with schools, colleges and youth groups to enable children and young people to make their very own remarkable pieces of music, art, drama and dance.

Partners from Evoke collaborate with young people, artists, cultural organisations, and teachers to co-create an amazing festival for the community to be proud of, which started in September 2020 and continues to June 2021.

Helping students reconnect with teachers and friends

Celebrating the ideas and creativity of our younger generation, Our Biennale’s focus in 2020/21 is well-being and using the arts as a major part of the recovery curriculum. As children and young people juggle school, lockdowns and isolations, our artists can help them re-establish relationships.

How will it work?

Our Biennale is continuing until summer 2021, so there will be plenty of opportunity for schools, colleges, groups and communities to get involved at a time that works for you.

Arts organisations and artists have enabled their projects to be delivered remotely through pre-recorded video links and live streaming.

All projects can and will adjust to ensure safe participation for artists, staff and pupils in line with government guidance.

We are planning to end the festival with an online exhibition of work and that will become part of a Biennale Finale outdoor exhibition in June 2021.


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Evoke promotes arts and creative opportunities to improve attainment, increase aspirations and provide a cultural education for young people in Kirklees.

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The partnership brings together people from arts and cultural organisations, educational institutions and the local authority to drive joined-up local arts and cultural offer, share resources and knowledge, and strengthen and increase high-quality arts for children and young people across the borough both inside and outside of school.

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