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

  • Introducing our new Start Partners

    Introducing the 16 arts organisations who have been selected to join Children & the Arts' UK-wide Start programme beginning in September 2017. Read more

  • Shetland Arts – a visit to our most northerly partner

    Project Manager Grace Heggs writes about her visit to the Shetland Islands, celebrating the end of a successful year of Start with Shetland Arts. Read more

  • Partnering with The Cultivist

    Children & the Arts is delighted to announce that we will be partnering with The Cultivist to provide exclusive events and opportunities for our Patrons Programme. 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+ Children with life-limiting conditions and their families provided with therapeutic arts experiences