What is Artists for Kids’ Culture?
AKC gives monetary grants that allow children to be included in cultural, artistic, musical, sporting 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.
…. children should have the chance to participate in art and cultural experiences to 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 wakes up on the 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 so 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+’. She has gained so much confidence and self belief.
AKC Committee: Anne Algar – Mick Bell – Lena Glass – Kylie Greer – Ruth Krawat – Fiona Larwill – Ché McMahon – Lewis Miller – Shivani Pillai – David H. Thomas – Tom Ward – Ros Winkler – Youth Committee Member: Charlotte Hewitson
AKC works daily to stay in contact with all of the welfare agencies and community groups who receive AKC funding. AKC responds quickly and efficiently to fund grant applications. AKC can be depended on as a reliable resource with an efficient administration process. The committee meets monthly and often considers changes and additions to the application process. The AKC Board and Committee are committed to helping children and children’s community organisations.
AKC is a registered charity with the Australian Charities & Not for Profits Commission.
AKC is a Public Benevolent Institution and has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status (since October 2016).
WORKING WITH CHILDREN
All members of the AKC Committee hold Victorian WWC Certification.