Together we can achieve great things!

The Big Draw has created a new regard for the value of drawing to help people see, think, invent and take action. With the support of our sponsors we have been able to reach over 3 million people through our annual, international Big Draw festival; to showcase new talent through our John Ruskin Prize, and run a diverse events and education programme reaching thousands of young people and visual literacy pioneers.

The Big Draw's continued development is made possible by the generous support of many organisations and individuals who share its vision. Without them and the commitment of hundreds of venues across the UK and beyond, the Big Draw's mission would be unachievable.

We work closely with our sponsors to develop creative partnerships, unique branding opportunities and measurable results.

For more information about sponsorship opportunties please contact: Kate Mason, Director, by email at Kate@thebigdraw.org or by telephone on +44 (0) 203 758 4118

Sponsor The John Ruskin Prize 

If you are interested in reaching an engaged audience of artists and art lovers and supporting the work of emerging UK artists through the annual John Ruskin Prize please contact:  Rachel Price, The John Ruskin Prize Project Manager by e-mail at rachel@thebigdraw.org or by telephone on +44 (0) 203 758 4118. 

The John Ruskin Prize was launched in 2012, shortlist exhibitions have been hosted by The Millenium Gallery, Sheffield (2014 Prize),  The New Art Gallery Walsall (2015 Prize) and The Electrician's Shop Gallery, London (2014 + 2015).  These popular exhibitions attracted over 22,000 visitors per venue over their 3 month runs.

Winners and runners up include: Laura Oldfield Ford (1st prize 2015 - £5000), Jessie Brennan (2nd Prize 2015 - £2000), Robin Sukatorn (Student Prize 2015 - £1000), Maggie Hargreaves (1st Prize 2014), Mandy Payne (Runner up 2014),  and Carol Wyss (1st Prize 2012).

Current and past sponsors and supporters: The Guild of St George (prize founder), The Pilgrim Trust (2015), 'Good Old Drawing' (2014 / 2015), The New Art Gallery Walsall (2015), The Millenium Gallery, Sheffield (2014), Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust (2014 / 2015).

More information here: www.thebigdraw.org/ruskinprize and The John Ruskin Prize 2015 catalogue can be viewed online here.

See also:

Our Funders

Our Patrons