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

  • Dance and science combine to inspire children in Rotherham

    This year over 360 Rotherham primary children are receiving an introduction to Indian and contemporary dance through our Start programme with Balbir Singh Dance Company. Eibhlish Fleming visited the launch at Magna Science Adventure Centre... Read more

  • Carol Concert 2017 - Thank you!

    Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Carol Concert on Monday evening (4 December), it was wonderful to see Holy Trinity Church in Sloane Square filled with people supporting Children & the Arts. Read more

  • Nottingham Schools begin their Start project with Nonsuch

    Senior Project Manager Eibhlish travelled up to Nottingham to join Nonsuch in their first term on the Start programme. Teenagers had a whole day out of school, watching a theatre performance and participating in reflective and creative workshops. Read on to hear what they got up to... 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