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Our nationally acclaimed public speaking initiative for young people, designed to promote the appreciation and discussion of visual culture


Articulation engages young people, regardless of background or experience, with art and develops their confidence and ability to express their opinions, thoughts and conclusions.

A programme of activities takes place nationally and, increasingly internationally. Read about our history and learn about the programme below.

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Ways to get involved

Articulation Prize

The annual Articulation Prize invites those aged 16 to 19 to deliver a 10-minute presentation on a work of art, architecture, or an artefact of their choice.

Learn about the Articulation Prize

Discovery Days

Free workshops for KS5 students to help develop critical analysis, research and public speaking skills. Open to schools from the state sector only.

Book a Discovery Day

Discover Articulation Challenge

The Discover Articulation Challenge (DAC) is a competition for KS4 students, organised and delivered by the University of Leeds.

Find out how to apply

Alumni network

A network of over 450 former Articulation Prize participants.

Learn about our Alumni network


We are enormously grateful to the hundreds of adjudicators who have been a part of the Articulation Prize over the years.

See adjudicators


We work with over 50 national museums, galleries, archives, and universities, and empowering young people to look, think and speak about art.

Learn about our partners

Projects: Start Talking

Start Talking is a three‐year project, delivered in partnership with MK Gallery and Waddesdon Manor, and supported by the Rothschild Foundation.

Articulation is working closely with five state schools in Buckinghamshire, over a three‐year period to build confidence in pupils’ oracy and public speaking skills. We are using the visual arts as a tool for critical thinking and analysis. As part of the project, we are delivering Teachers’ CPD days, focus groups, in‐school sessions, and Discovery Days.


Lead supporters


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The Ampersand Foundation
The Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Foundation
Dr Anita Klesch & Mr A. Gary Klesch
Dasha Shenkman OBE
Susan & John Singer CBE
Rothschild Foundation

Discover Articulation Challenge:

University of Leeds


Articulation Prize:
All our museum and gallery partners

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