About ACA

Action for Children’s Arts was founded in 1998 by Vicky Ireland MBE with the support of a group of like-minded children’s arts professionals. We value children, childhood and the arts; and are involved with all arts for all children aged 0 – 12.

Our mission is:

  • Campaigning for children’s rights to the arts
  • Connecting children’s arts practitioners
  • Celebrating children’s arts in the UK

We are a membership organisation and a company limited by guarantee, with charitable status (registered charity no. 1114530). Our main source of income is memberships.

Active throughout the UK, we have partnerships in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the English regions.