The Arts Backpack UK

On Saturday 4 August 2018, Action for Children’s Arts launched the Arts Backpack UK at the National Theatre. This is a project which ensures that every primary school child in the UK has at least five quality cultural experiences in the school year.

Arts Backpack Access Fund

Donate today to ensure that every child can access the arts. Your donation could fund a ticket, a workshop, or some teacher training.

Listening to Children

We have been working with children from across the UK to tailor the pilots to their wants and needs.

Feasibility Study

We commissioned Michael Judge, Richard Freeman and Kate Regester to produce an Arts Backpack Feasibility Study in 2018.

"The arts may reflect our society, or stir the imagination but unless we can relate to them on a fundamental level they will not become a part of our lives. The Arts Backpack might be the needed bridge."

- Jenny Agutter, ACA Patron

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