Children & the Arts is supported by a range of ambassadors from the world of the arts, all dedicated to helping Children & the Arts reach as many children as possible.

Kate Adie OBE


Ronni Ancona

Sir Quentin Blake CBE

Brian Blessed OBE

Alfie Boe

The young do art, whatever it is, spontaneously and with enthusiasm. It's immensely rewarding and what we have to do is to make sure that these shoots aren't allowed to wither but grow strong, fascinating and individual, as we know they can.

Sir Quentin Blake CBE

Cressida Bonas

Yolanda Brown

Neil Buchanan

Eleanor Cardozo

Hamish Clark

Pauline Collins OBE

Siobhan Davies CBE

Danielle de Niese

Amy Dickson

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Joseph Fiennes

Lisa Friend

The arts enable you to articulate yourself via dance, drawing, discussion, displays, dramatisation – the world as you see it.

Richard E Grant

Jamila Gavin

Richard E Grant

Patrick Hawes

Amanda Holden

Noah Huntley

Jonathan Hyde

Nicholas Hytner

Jeremy Irons

Claire Jones

Anything that we can do to involve children in the arts must presage a richer society in the future.

Jeremy Irons

Felicity Jones

Dame Penelope Keith

Camilla Kerslake

Margaret Keys

David Lan

Jude Law

Our culture is in the hands of our artists. If it is to have a strong future, we need to get children involved.

Adrian Lester

Adrian Lester OBE

Robert Lindsay

Tasmin Little OBE

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Julian Lloyd Webber

Baz Luhrmann

It's absolutely central for children to get involved. We cannot live without children connecting with the arts. That's not to be allowed.

Baz Luhrmann

Tim Minchin

Arianna Morgan

Michael Morpurgo OBE

I’m an ambassador for Children & the Arts because I worked in youth theatre for years and know first-hand how profoundly and positively kids can be affected by getting in amongst music and theatre and all that jazz.

Tim Minchin

James Naughtie

Michael Nunn OBE, BalletBoyz

Michael Nyman

Sharon Osbourne

Jennifer Pike

Miranda Raison

Daniel Roche

Jessica de Rothschild

Joe Stilgoe

William Trevitt OBE, BalletBoyz

Dr Eleanor Updale

Laura Van der Heijden

Being exposed to the arts at a young age is in my opinion vital. It inspires the imagination and creativity but also helps a child to develop the basic skills they will need to succeed in later life.

Zoë Wanamaker CBE

Zoë Wanamaker CBE

Don Warrington MBE

Elizabeth Watts

Hayley Westenra

Dame Penelope Wilton