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

  • Teacher and Artist CPD at South London Gallery

    Artist-led training for teachers and art educators is an essential part of the Start programme. Here's an example of what South London Gallery programmed for their CPD day in January. Read more

  • Help us create a new Art Challenge

    Opportunity for teachers, arts educators and young people (aged 11-19) to meet our Projects Team and help us build a brand new visual arts challenge for schools and students across London and Essex. Sign up to join us on Tuesday 20 February 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