The Campaign for Drawing

The Campaign for Drawing

Charity information

The Campaign for Drawing

The Campaign for Drawing is an independent charity that raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    The Campaign for Drawing is an independent charity that raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement.

    The Campaign has created a new regard for the value of drawing to help people see, think, invent and take action.

    Its long-term ambition is to change the way drawing is perceived by educationalists and the public. This has won support from leading practitioners in the creative industries and in art, architecture and design colleges, signalling an overdue realisation that drawing is fundamental to the training of students in these disciplines. The Campaign takes a wider view. It sees drawing as a basic human skill useful in all walks of life.

    The Campaign's work will finish when the words 'I can't draw' are dropped from our vocabulary.

  • Aims

    The Campaign for Drawing aims to:

    • For drawing to be embedded across the curriculum and key stages within primary and secondary schools
    • For drawing to be widely understood by professionals and the general public as an important tool for learning, creativity, enjoyment, and social and cultural engagement.
    • For significant change to occur in the way drawing is perceived by the public, by educators, and by policy-makers, turning ‘I can’t draw’ into ‘I can and do draw
    • For these changes in understanding and perception to translate into action – for drawing to be used more widely as a creative tool for perception, thought, invention and action.
    • For both access and excellence to be promoted within all of our activities
  • Overview

    Established: April 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1114811

    Board members: 4

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 020 8351 1719

    Address: Electricians' Shop, Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, London, E14 0JY

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