The National Gallery’s Articulation programme is a nationally acclaimed public speaking initiative designed to encourage young minds, aged 16 to 19, to appreciate and discuss visual culture. By inviting young people with a diverse range of backgrounds, interests and experiences into cultural spaces, Articulation helps instil a newfound confidence and ability to express their opinions, thoughts and conclusions. Bridging the gap between schools and cultural organisations, Articulation works with over 30 museums, galleries, archives and universities.
The programme has a wide range of activities and resources that take place nationally and, increasingly, internationally. These include Discovery Days, the Discover Articulation Challenge, and the annual Articulation Prizes for England and Scotland as well as an international award. Every year, thousands of students deliver a 10-minute illustrated presentation to an audience about a work of art, artefact or architecture of their choice in a museum or gallery setting.
Articulation is part of the National Gallery’s longstanding commitment to explore new ways of engaging young audiences with art and encourage innovation. Find out more about the programme on the National Gallery’s website.