About The Company

Art Bytes is an interactive, online, inter-school, art competition, taking part on an annual basis and culminating in an exhibition. Open to primary (year 5) and secondary (year 9) schools in the Liverpool City Region. It is designed to nurture talent, raise ambition, and take art out of the classroom and into the real world. With the current threats to creative subjects on the national curriculum, dot-art Schools offers a way of keeping young people engaged with the arts, allows them to see a creative career path, and encourages them to attend exhibitions and engage with culture, outside of school.

dot-art supports visual artists and champions art as an integral part of everyday life

We do this by selling locally sourced, affordable art, working with businesses to put art in the workplace and public realm, running art classes and working with schools and community groups. All this is underpinned by our unique membership scheme for artists in the North West which gives access to all the activities above and a package of support and advice, creating and developing artists’ careers.


  • Contributes to a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Helps build pupils’ cultural capital (included in the new Education Inspection Framework)
  • Raises the school’s profile and shows the school’s commitment to creative education
  • Fantastic opportunity to showcase your students artwork outside school
  • Compare standards of artwork with other schools across the region, online and in a gallery setting.
  • Improve students’ confidence in their own ability and give a real sense of pride
  • Great way to engage student’s families through the public vote, exhibition and prize giving ceremony.
  • Demonstrate the quality of artwork produced to students’ families and the wider community
  • Support your Artsmark journey and help meet OFSTED and National Curriculum attainment targets
  • Increase pupil’s self-esteem, particularly important with the growing mental health crisis facing young people

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dot-art Schools is part of the Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP). This was set up to increase opportunities for children and young people across our region to take part in quality art and cultural experiences. The LCEP has developed Culturepool.org where you can search for cultural education resources, activities and experiences for children and young people and find out more about the work of the LCEP.

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