The Big Draw and Concepts Partnership
Learn how Concepts and The Big Draw met and are creating a positive impact through drawing and creativity around the world.
A Chat with a Vision
We first met with Kate from The Big Draw three years ago on a Zoom chat, and we immediately connected. As we came to know Kate and The Big Draw team, it was clear we shared a passion for connecting drawing, people and our world.
The Big Draw's mission as a charity is dedicated to raising the profile of drawing as a tool for well-being, thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement. The life-long goal of our own team is to encourage an infinite creative spirit, and build connections between people, ideas and platforms across the world through cutting-edge creative tools. Concepts' and The Big Draw's visions for creating positive change through drawing and idea exploration are a perfect match, and so a partnership was born.
Concepts and The Big Draw are delighted to bring our creators and ideas together. We will be stepping forward to promote sketching and visual literacy, share insightful creative workflows, highlight artists and designers around the world, and create a positive impact through drawing and creative thinking. In addition, we are committing to providing ongoing financial support to The Big Draw charity.
About The Big Draw
The Big Draw is an international charity invested in creating positive change for communities through drawing, visual literacy, and creative confidence.
'Founded in 2000 by the Guild of St George, The Big Draw is a pioneering visual literacy charity dedicated to raising the profile of drawing as a tool for well-being, thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement. The charity leads a diverse programme of advocacy, empowerment and engagement, and is the founder and driving force behind The Big Draw Festival – the world’s biggest celebration of drawing.
The Big Draw manages collaborative research projects, campaigns and educational conferences on visual literacy, digital technology and STEAM. The charity supports professional and emerging artists through its national contemporary art prize, The John Ruskin Prize and exhibition, and through events, awards, and competitions, creating platforms for each and everyone who wants to draw.'
Concepts and The Big Draw
To kick start our engagement, Concepts' October Drawing Challenge will share The Big Draw Festival's 2021 event theme, #MaketheChange. This challenge focuses on imagining a positive social or environmental change in your community, and sketching about it in Concepts. We will donate to The Big Draw for each entry we receive and the top ten winners will receive prizes. Learn more about how to participate in this challenge here.
Please stay tuned for upcoming events between Concepts and The Big Draw. In the meantime, check out The Big Draw's Fall Season brochure to discover exciting drawing engagements and be inspired to sketch.
The Concepts Team
Hero image - ©The Big Draw Festival Launch 2015 @ Drawing the World, Granary Square, London 3
Cover image - ©The Big Draw Festival Launch 2015 @ Drawing the World, Granary Square, London 1
Cover photos, The Big Draw Festival 2021 artwork and The Big Draw Logo are courtesy of The Big Draw.
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