How we help


Partnering schools in high need areas of the UK with their local arts venue to provide three year programmes of inspiring and creative arts activities.


Author: Dani Lucy

Start Hospices

Giving families with children in hospice care unique and therapeutic arts experiences across the UK.


Author: Dani Lucy

Teaching Resources

Free, downloadable resources to help teachers champion the arts across the curriculum.


Author: Dani Lucy

Latest from Children & the Arts

  • Kent school children visit Turner Contemporary

    400 school children from five Kent Coastal Alliance schools get involved with a new and exciting Children & the Arts' project with Turner Contemporary, Margate, supported by Artswork, the South East Bridge. Read more

  • Why Bring the Arts into School?

    Jeremy Newton, Chief Executive of Children & the Arts, outlines the case for including the arts in the curriculum, and the benefits this could have for all children growing up in the UK, as well as for the creative industries. Read more

  • Colour Me Happy!

    Turning lives from black and white into colour. This Christmas Children & the Arts challenges you to Colour Me Happy (12-16 December)! Dress in one colour or pattern for the day in your school or office to raise money to bring arts to hard-to-reach, disadvantaged schools across the UK. Tweet a photo and Art Attack’s Neil Buchanan will choose a winner. Read more

Why is Children & The Arts needed?

In the last 5 years…

  • 20% decrease in specialist art teachers

  • 25% reduction in GCSE arts entries - the largest year on year decline in over a decade

  • 25% decline in design and technology teachers despite the UK creative industry being worth £80bn

  • 30% fewer 5-10 year olds participate in out-of-school arts activities

  • 15% reduction in number of hours taught for arts subjects

How is Children & The Arts making a difference?

  • Half a million Children given unique arts experiences

  • 97% Teachers claim increased confidence and creativity in children

  • 6000+ partnerships with schools in the most deprived areas of the UK

  • 90% Teachers report positive impact on children's academic skills

  • 1000+ Terminally ill children and their families provided with therapeutic arts experiences