artMarket is our main fundraiser, and has gone from strength to strength every year. This year we hope to raise $15 000 to continue supporting the schools’ ICT program, evolving playground needs, various clubs, school improvements and our new arts@deanmore program.
The aim of the program is to provide a cultural experience for the students, by using the arts to connect histories and the community. When cultural diversity is explored, celebrated and respected, an understanding of self and a sense of belonging is developed. When needs of love and belonging, through fostering trust and acceptance, friendship, affiliating and belongingness to a group is fulfilled, needs of esteem can be met, like independence, confidence, self respect and respect from others. With the support and expertise of local artists, this information will be woven together with the arts, to develop in our students in a lifelong love of the arts and culture.
In keeping with this theme, there will be a strong art focus at the market. We will have the winners of smArt, our student made art competition on display, and there will be loads of market and art stalls to peruse, school musicians and art-based entertainment will round it out. There will be lots of food on offer, as well as games and fairground rides. We aim to provide a fun filled, safe, family orientated event that will appeal not only to our Deanmore families, but to wider community too.
For more information on smArt, hosting your own mini-gallery or being a stall holder click the link below.Please contact us if you would like to donate time, services or goods, or would like to become an artMarket@Deanmore sponsor for 2017.