Articulation is The National Gallery’s acclaimed public speaking initiative for young people, designed to promote the appreciation and discussion of visual culture.

Articulation engages young people aged between 14 and 23 with art - regardless of background or experience - and develops their confidence and ability to express their opinions, thoughts and conclusions.

Discovery Days are free workshops for KS5 students to help develop their critical analysis, research and public speaking skills. During this one-day workshop hosted at The Box, Plymouth students will explore contemporary art exhibitions providing the skills to research, prepare and deliver short group presentations on contemporary artists and artworks.

The annual Articulation Prize invites those aged between 16 and 19 to deliver a 10-minute presentation to an audience about a work of art, architecture or an artefact of their choice presented at The Box.

Adjudicators then assess each presentation as a whole, looking at content, structure, delivery and the speaker’s original approach and unique potential.

Schools are required to hold internal school heats to select a student to represent their school at regional heats or regional finals which take place at museums and galleries across the country.

Articulation image © Hydar Dewachi.