Earlier this year, we asked children from four Youth Theatre groups to tell us why they loved the arts as part of our Listening to Children project. We were delighted to devise this video, which was sent with a letter to MPs across the country.
On 20 November we will launch Listening to Children – phase two at the National Theatre. As part of this, we want to hear from children across the country – those who have access to the arts, and more importantly those who don’t. We are calling on you to help us reach those children. If you would like to be a partner organisation on this project, please email our Development Officer Mimi Doulton at: email@example.com
Action for Children’s Arts is a national membership organisation embracing all professionals working in children’s arts and all those who share our beliefs. It is dedicated to the promotion, development and celebration of all creative and performing arts for and with children.
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Throughout this 2017 election campaign we have been reaching out to children and young people across the country, asking them to send in their thoughts on how MPs should pledge to protect children’s arts for the future. Below is the pledge that we have created from their contributions:
In creating the future, we ask you to recognise:
The importance of early-years (children and infants aged 0-5).
That play is an essential part of education, ensuring good physical and mental health in our children.
That the arts are the principal trainers of the imagination.
The need to listen to and talk with children when making political decisions that affect their futures.
It is every child’s right, every day, to have time to create, imagine and play.
We will be sending this pledge to every elected MP in the country, asking them to write back and state their commitment to children’s arts during their time in office. ACA will be issuing a list of supporting MPs to several press organisations and media outlets at the time of it’s AGM, which will be held on Tuesday 20th June 2017 at the House of Lords.
If you would like to attend and are a member, please RSVP to the invitation in your inbox. If you would like to attend and are not a member, you can join at childrensarts.org.uk/join
National charity Action for Children’s Arts is inviting children and young people from across the country to send in a pledge for children’s arts.
Submissions will be used to compile a short pledge-card. This will be issued to politicians nationwide in the run up to the General Election, asking them to guarantee their commitment to providing a future for children’s arts in the UK. Participants can either send in a written or recorded/filmed pledge. Our favourite entries will be compiled into a sound-bite to help spread the message.
Here is an example to get you started: “Every child, every year: a play, a concert, a gallery, a museum.”
WE WELCOME SUBMISSIONS FROM ANYONE AGED 16 OR UNDER. CLOSING DATE IS 7PM ON MONDAY 8 MAY 2017.
How to get involved:
Write 25 words that you think make a strong, snappy statement in support of all children in the UK having the chance to watch and participate in creative activities such as music, art, drama or dance.
Create a 15 second audio recording or film that makes a bold statement in support of all children in the UK having the chance to watch and participate in creative activities such as music, art, drama or dance.