What is Artists for Kids Culture?

AKC gives monetary grants that allow children to sign up for cultural, artistic, musical and educational activities.
AKC maintains close networks with social and community workers, schools and child advocacy groups to understand and meet cultural and creative needs.

We believe…

… children should have the opportunity to take part in art and cultural experiences that will expand their horizons.
Opportunities are important to every child and lead to benefits in both learning and social skills.

A Child’s Story

AKC supports Kim’s weekly dance classes.
Kim lives with her grandmother. She cannot live with her parents because of their drug issues.
Kim lives for dancing. When she wakes up on dance mornings, she has a smile on her face and says excitedly, ‘It’s dancing day today’. Kim dances around the house all the time, which her grandmother feels is good for her as it makes her happy and helps her deal with the stresses in her life. Kim’s academic results are the highest they have ever been. She is now getting As and A+’s. She has gained so much confidence and self belief.



Ruth Krawat


Kylie Greer
Director & Executive Officer


Fiona Larwill


Tom Ward


Lena Glass
Company Secretary

AKC Committee

Charlotte Kenny – Ruth Krawat – Fiona Larwill – Ché McMahon – Lewis Miller – Sarah Murphy Shivani Pillai – David H. Thomas – Tom Ward – Ros Winkler – Felicity Young
AKC stays in contact with all the welfare agencies and community groups who receive AKC funding. It responds quickly and efficiently to fund grant applications and can be depended on as a reliable resource with an efficient administration process. The AKC Board and Committee are committed to helping children and children’s community organisations.

Paint it Forward

Small donations make big differences.
For every $50 donated through “Paint it Forward” we will deliver an art pack filled with amazing art materials, ideas and inspiration to a child we know will love the gift and get so much from your contribution.


AKC is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.


AKC is a Public Benevolent Institution and has Deductible Gift Recipient status.


All members of the AKC Committee hold Victorian WWC Certification.

Your support can change a child’s life.