Based on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to be inspired by the arts from an early age, Face Britain is a groundbreaking collaborative national art project to inspire and engage young people across the UK.
Until the end of March 2012, every child and young person aged 4-16 years is invited to create a self portrait in any style they wish and upload it to the Face Britain online gallery brought to life by PhotoBox. The project is not a competition and is open to all young people regardless of circumstance or level of artistic skill.
After the 31 March, Face Britain will be holding a series of events, exhibitions and even a Guinness World Records attempt for Most artists working on the same art installation’, to celebrate everyone’s work.
Face Britain are keen to give teachers inspiring resources to use across the curriculum and are working with a range of organisations including OCR, The National Portrait Gallery and The National Archives in providing links to online teaching resources and images for inspiration. Face Britain have also teamed up with BBC World Class 2012 in producing a Face Britain Assembly Pack for both primary and secondary schools. Resources will be added to the Face Britain website throughout the project and will be available for teachers of pupils of all ages for years to come.
Face Britain has been developed in the spirit of celebration during the lead up to HM The Queens Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. Face Britain has been developed by The Princes Foundation for Children & the Arts and has the active support of HRH The Prince of Wales.