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We are looking for an Arts Bus – Program Manager

The Arts Bus is ready to ‘role’: we are looking for a part-time Program Manager.

The Arts Bus is a specially fitted-out vehicle that will travel to pre-arranged locations around Victoria, providing art-based experiences and activities for young children and young people experiencing hardship. Following its successful trial in 2018-2019, the Program Manager would collaborate in the ongoing development of a suitable arts-based program and take a hands-on role in the operation. The position is permanent part-time – 18 hours per week (over 3 – 4 days) and hours are mostly after-school.

Artists for Kids Culture provides opportunities for children experiencing hardship.

We believe every child should be supported and have diverse and rewarding experiences.

July “New Work by …”

New Work by David H Thomas, Dancer.


“In this drawing of a dancer I am interested in how a pattern draped over the body, follows and reveals form and creates an  illusion of depth and movement on a two-dimensional surface”  David H Thomas 2020

David H Thomas
pencil and ink on paper, 22x17cm, 2020, $440
Courtesy: the artist and William Mora Galleries
Each month we will present a new work for sale, with the sale price split between the artist and Artists for Kids.
please email hello@akc.org.au for enquiries to purchase.

Paint it Forward

$50 for an Art Pack for a child – we will distribute directly to a child.


Our grant application is a simple process. Please submit your application here.


We are registered for DGR. Donations (over $2) are tax deductible.

AKC artists

AKC is supported by artists who strive to make a difference.

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AKC History

In 1994, Jo Darvall, David Larwill and Bernie Jones founded Artists for Kids culture with the help of a group of  artists and friends who wanted to make a positive difference to the lives of children living in inner-Melbourne public housing. Their initial focus was on the kids living at the inner-city commission flats of Collingwood, Prahran and St Kilda.  

Since then AKC has helped 1000’s of children across Australia take part in joyful, exciting, life-changing, fun and rewarding activities and experiences funded by artists, sponsors and volunteers.

Your support can change a child’s life.


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