NGO: Artists for Kids’ Culture

Term: 1 Year: 2019

Artists for Kids’ Culture (AKC) was founded in 1994 by a group of artists and friends who wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of children living in inner-Melbourne public housing. AKC distributes funds to children experiencing hardship Australia-wide. AKC funds enable children to participate in life-enriching artistic and cultural pursuits such as art, dance, music, theatre and sporting activities, from which they may otherwise be excluded.

AKC is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission and is a listed Public Benevolent Institution with Deductible Gift Recipient status.
Artists, sponsors and the art loving community generously support AKC. Professional artists donate art and these works are auctioned at a gala event each year. The AKC Art Auction is an iconic event on the Melbourne art scene.

AKC is described by many as the ‘charity started by David Larwill’. David is an important artist in the Australian art world but sadly passed away in 2011. His generous and artistic legacy lives on through AKC.

Applications for AKC grants come via welfare agencies, schools, community playgrounds, parents, carers, artists and sporting organisations. The AKC Committee meet monthly to assess and administer grant applications. AKC committee members include children’s welfare advocates, artists, gallery owners, legal and accounting professionals and business people.
AKC is about to embark on a new project, THE ART BUS (TAB). TAB is an exciting project combining art therapy, art play, art practice & fun. It is our dream to be able to take art into locations and engage kids in art, who would otherwise miss out.

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Artists for Kids’ Culture