Artists for Kids Culture provides opportunities for children experiencing hardship.

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

Holiday artsbus

artsbus Online running over Spring holidays.


AKC are offering 5 x $1000 Scholarships, for kids aged 13-17 years.


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

AKC Art Auction

Our Annual Art Auction, supported by amazing artists will be held on 2 December.

Paint it Forward

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

AKC Kids Grants

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


Volunteer at AKC or artsbus – amazing positions and opportunities available.

AKC artists

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

Annual AKC Art Auction

Thursday 2 December, 2021

6.30pm, for 7.00pm start

Over the last 28 years, the Artist for Kids’ Culture (AKC) Auction has become an iconic fund-raiser and source of artistic expression, bringing together the work of prominent Australian artists and raising funds to make a direct, positive impact on the lives on children experiencing hardship. For the second year we are heading to MEMO Music Hall in St Kilda – see you there!

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