Organise an event

who can organise an event?

Anyone can!

Whether you are from a gallery, museum, library, school, care home, community or just someone passionate about drawing, Anyone can register.

Join our annual festival of 1800 events from 1 - 31 October. You can also register drawing events and exhibitions outside The Big Draw dates. These will be displayed throughout the year. 

What does it cost?

Without your support we cannot run The Big Draw and reach 100,000's of people each year.

£30 per organisation/individual supports the administration, promotion and delivery of Big Draw events around the world. We believe that everyone can and should draw, and that drawing is an essential tool to help people see, think and communicate.

How do I register?

Register here to feature your event on the Big Draw website and benefit from some amazing Big Drawer perks including Big Draw Shop discounts & partner offers.


Once you register you will have access to downloadable Big Draw resources, including logos, posters, stickers and mini magazines. You will also have access to a 35% discount link from our 2015 partner GreatArt and up to 40% off in the Big Draw Shop!

2016 theme

Every year we suggest a theme to help you plan your Big Draw. 

This year's theme is 'The STEAM powered Big Draw', with a focus on bringing together Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths in school curricula worldwide.


The big draw awards

Organisers can apply for a Big Draw Award of up to £1000. Every year we present 12 Big Draw awards to event organisers.


Join and draw your story by telling us on Twitter why #drawingchangeslives

Key Dates

1 Oct 2016
The Big Draw Festival begins (Over to you!)

11 Jan 2017
The Big Draw Awards submission deadline