The National Voice of Children’s Arts
Campaigning – for children’s right to the arts.
Connecting – children’s arts practitioners.
Celebrating – children’s arts in the UK.
We are the voice of children’s arts in the UK. We aim to improve the cultural wellbeing of children by focusing attention on and encouraging support for children’s arts, and by celebrating and sharing the achievements of our practitioners.
“Every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.”
Click here for our Manifesto – Children’s Arts, Children’s Lives.
Click on the picture to hear children’s own voices in this video made for ACA by Whitespace with the support of Bath Festivals, 5x5x5=creativity and the egg.
Putting Children First
Children up to twelve years of age make up 15% of the population, but Freedom of Information requests made by Action for Children’s Arts last year revealed that only 1% of public funding for the arts supports work for children.
Action for Children’s Arts believes that the arts are as important for children as they are for adults – and deserve a fair share of the funding.
Click here to find out more.
Action for Children’s Arts is the only UK charity supporting all the arts for all children.
Terry Jones, Nick Park, Joanna McGregor, Lynne Reid Banks and Shirley Hughes OBE are just a few of our Patrons. Click here to see them all.
“With the ever-increasing focus on narrow academic success, it is more vital than ever to create an arts context for education. The lessons learnt in participating in drama and the performing arts – be they interpersonal skills or the mysteries of group dynamics – are often more useful in later life than a whole bookful of learned facts.”
If you support our aims, you can support ACA by:
Positions Vacant in Children’s Arts
Ingeenium are looking for an Art Workshop Leader to lead the Story Painters Craft Club (part of The Community Makery) at Custom House Library. The workshop runs every week on a Saturday afternoon and is aimed at families with 4-10 year olds.
It’s a paid role for one Saturday a week.
The full job description and details on how to apply can be found here – http://buff.ly/1BnFbo9
ACA Annual General Meeting
This years AGM was held at the House of Commons. Hosted by Baroness Floella Benjamin and by invite from David Wood OBE and Vicky Ireland MBE
A response to the recent Warwick Report
Thank you to all involved for the hard work and we say yes to the 5 goals and yes again to the 53 recommendations with the following responses. Click here to read our response in full.
Immersive Arts for Young Audiences – Inspiration Day at Shakespeare’s Globe