How

By creating new partnerships between arts venues, schools and hospices. Working in partnerhsip, we run arts education programmes that take children out of their school or hospice into their local arts venue and introduce them to inspiring, creative arts activities that they would not have experienced before. We are the only arts education charity to work across all art forms and the whole fo the UK.

Vision

That children and young people all over the UK can be brighter healthier and happier through sustained engagement with the power of the arts.

Mission

That children and young people all over the UK can be brighter healthier and happier through sustained engagement with the power of the arts.


Start Programme

At Children & the Arts, we're targetted in our approach. Our schools programme aims to tackle poverty of aspiration and help build confidence amongst students in under-privileged schools. And the teachers we work with agree, 82% believe that our Start programme has helped their pupils increase self esteem. 

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Start Hospices

Many of the 50,000 children coping with life-limiting illnesses in the UK face barriers to accessing and enjoying the arts with their families. Our work with hospices aims to overcome these barriers and create experiences to benefit not only the child but the parents and siblings as well. 

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Success Stories

Our commitment to regular evaluation and constant improvement, as well as our close relationships with arts venues means that we've been able to learn what works best. Our strategy has developed greatly over the last 10 years and we're always striving to be better. It's no wonder we've collected such wonderful success stories. 

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