Annual Dinner

Saturday September 11

6.30pm, for 7.00pm start

Join us for an amazing 4-course dinner by acclaimed chef Murat Ovaz (Yagiz, Toorak), served with accompanying wines.

Our 2021 special guest is Katherine Teh, strategist and social change guru, in conversation with writer, Richard Cornish. Music by legendary brass player, Jack Howard with his young band of Wesley students, Dexter.

We are also very excited to introduce AKC musician alumni, Triniti Jazz.

Artists for Kids Culture provides opportunities for children experiencing hardship.

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

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.

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.

Making Art Make a Difference