The Arts Bus is a mobile arts studio, theatre and music space, enabling AKC to facilitate meaningful, thoughtful and therapeutic arts activities. It brings quality arts practices to children who would otherwise miss out.
Many children and young people with complex lives find it difficult to access arts activities due to financial hardship, transport issues and other responsibilities . Like a ‘mobile library’, the Arts Bus travels to children, eliminating issues of access. The Arts Bus provides a quality, best practice creative service for free to children experiencing hardship
Our own Arts Bus has been purchased. It is an amazing 2000 model Mercedes Sprinter. We are currently modifying her ready for action as soon as possible!
We have many people to thank during the modification process including our interior designers Rachael Leslie and Anton Koch and our builders Chapman and Bailey and everyone else who has helped out including Fiona Larwill, Che McMahon and Ruth Krawat from the AKC Committee.
We would like to thank and acknowledge our major supporter, The Collie Foundation.
The Collie Foundation began supporting the Arts Bus in 2020.
The Palais Theatre Community Fund has also played a large part in the Arts Bus.
The Palais provided seed funding in 2018 and 2019 – which was a significant contributor to us getting where we are today.