Since becoming an independent charity in 2006 we have worked with more than 100 arts organisations across the UK and introduced over 100,000 children to the arts.
- 100% of teachers who were independently surveyed felt that their pupils had gained personal skills as a result of their involvement with Children & the Arts.
- The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) ‘Taking Part’ survey found that 60% of parents in the UK never take their children to a creative event. Following our MusicQuest project, 90% of children questioned said they would like to see a live concert again.
- In 2007, Unicef listed the UK as the worst place for a child to grow up in the developed world. British children consider themselves the least content in the wealthy world.
- After involvement in our Start project, 75% of teachers independently surveyed felt that their pupils had improved self esteem, and 87% saw an improvement in academic skills.
Annual Review 2011/12
Our Annual Review for 2011/12 (pdf) brings to life the vital work we do with children across the UK. It provides information about all of our developments over the last year, our exciting projects and events, and a summary of our finances.
Spotlight on Children & the Arts Winter 2012
In Spotlight on Children & the Arts – Winter 2012 (3MB pdf), we hear from James Shenton from Octopus Investments about his own personal challenge for Children & the Arts, we hear how Face Britain is taking the UK schools by storm and an exciting announcement about our upcoming DanceQuest.