How we help

Start

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.

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Author: Dani Lucy

Start Hospices

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

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Author: Dani Lucy

Teaching Resources

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

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Author: Dani Lucy

Latest from Children & the Arts

  • South Holland Centre off to a flying Start

    Eibhlish visited new South Holland Centre in Spalding, South Lincolnshire as the first visit of the Start programme meant that it was full of noise and over 250 local schoolchildren. Read more

  • Our Half Marathon Heroes

    Enormous thanks to our team of runners who made it all the way through 13.1 miles during the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. Read more

  • 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

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