Artists for Kids culture provides opportunities for children experiencing hardship.

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

New Work by …

We are excited to bring you a new fund-raising initiative, “New work by …”.

Each month we will present a new work for sale, with the sale price split between the artist and Artists for Kids. This month we are thrilled to bring you a new work by Lewis Miller, Two Quinces. The work sold in 2 minutes. We look forward to bringing you our next “New Work by …”

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.

Bean counting FY19

0 Individual grants
0 Group projects
$0k Total grants

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.