The Lowry’s story
Help us raise funds to deliver free creative arts workshops for over 700 primary school children in some of the most deprived areas of Salford. Every pound we raise between 20 June and 31 July 2019 will be doubled by Alison and Noel Copley, founders of The Copley Prize!
Our target is to raise £5,000 to help Salford primary school children to develop their imagination, spark their creativity and bring curriculum subjects to life with professional artists, using LS Lowry as inspiration.
The Lowry’s schools outreach programme targets schools in deprived areas of Salford that have had limited or no previous engagement with the arts and The Lowry. Many of them would not otherwise have access to or be able to afford workshops with professional artists or even basic art materials. The outreach programme delivers workshops in up to ten schools each year and provides teachers with art materials and resource packs to enable them to roll out similar workshops throughout the school.
All participating pupils submit an entry to The Copley Prize, our prestigious art competition for children aged 4-11, with the winner seeing their work professionally exhibited for a year in The Lowry Galleries next to LS Lowry’s most celebrated works of art.
In 2016, 12,667 children in Salford were estimated to be living in poverty - that equals 23% of children, or 7 in a classroom of 30.
Your donation will help ensure that more children in Salford are able to take part in and benefit from arts activity.
Thank you so much for your support!