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“Empower children and young people from all social, economic and ethnic groups through the arts”

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Welcome to The Little Art, a registered non-profit arts education organization

We use the medium of art to promote education and positive social values through innovative learning opportunities among children and youth, specially marginalized and from low-income backgrounds.

We work in public and private education sector through our child-centered programs to improve children’s experience of learning through the arts.

Entertain | Inspire | Education

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What We Do


Why We Do


Children and Youth Attended Our Events
Speacial Children Engaged
Marginalised & Street Kids Benefited
Schools Participated in our Projects
Children & Youth Attended Workshops
Major Events and Festivals Organised

We enjoy what we do,  and believe that organisations are built on passion, creativity and the social relevance of their idea.

We run Lahore International Children’s Film Festival, our first project that we started  in 2007. It brings world’s best films made for, by and about children and young people to Pakistan.

The Little Art is an inclusive organisation, which means, we bring children and youth from all social backgrounds to our programs. We work with Govt. and private school children, as well as street, margenalized and special children.

Regardless of the background and to know from where children and youth come from, we care about what are their dreams and where they want to reach.

We want to diversify in various art forms, so each year we kept creating innovative projects in visual arts, photography, theatre and puppetry.

In visual arts we run ArtBeat – National ChildArt Competition and Exhibitions, which has a theme each year for children to draw and paint. We put an online exhibition of all submitted artwork, hold exhibitions in art galleries in Lahore and Islamabad, give cash prizes to children and promote their work to international art exhibitions.

We have developed a puppetry book, that explains how to make puppets and use it with children in formal and informal teaching. We have conducted workshops with organisations that run street children’s shelter homes.

We organise various competitions and workshops around the year.

We are also offering consultancy services that helps us to continue our mission.

We are blogging

From Pakistan to Korea – Speaking at UNESCO Panel and attending Global Citizenship Workshop​
3rd Youth Leadership Workshop on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) was organized by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) in partnerships with Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity and GCED Youth Network was designed to be a catalyst for action on global citizenship. After finishing the formalities, I received a warm welcome […]
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YESPeace Pakistan is Launched
The Little Art is very excited to be part of founding member of UNESCO MGIEP supported network “Youth for Education, Sustainability and Peace” or YESPeace in Pakistan. YESPeace Pakistan core group was formed in December 2016 to set up the YESPeace Pakistan. The core group is consisted of three organisations – The Little Art, CYAAD, […]
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What is On?

Artbeat 2016-17 Results ‘Rang Bahar’
The most anticipated announcement for kids and youth is here. We are announcing the results of ArtBeat – National ChildArt Competition and Exhibitions here, along with our respected jury who help us in selection and throughout the project. We tried our best in dealing with child art; a very challenging task indeed when it comes […]
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8th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival 2016
The Little Art is happy to welcome you all to the 8th edition of Lahore International Children’s Film Festival 2016, celebrating the experience of global cinema for children in Pakistan. This year we present an even more exciting program with some of the best films made for, by and about children and young people from […]
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International Children’s Film Festival – Karachi 2016
We are proud to be announcing the International Children’s Film Festival Karachi Chapter (ICFF-Karachi) which will be featuring the best in local and international shorts, feature films, animations, documentaries and, amazingly, child-produced films. We have finished programming for what may be ICFF-Karachi’s strongest and most diverse film slate yet. We’ve discovered so many great films […]
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We are creating educational and cultural opportunities for marginalized children and youth from low-income backgrounds in Pakistan. We need your help.

We work on issues such as;

  • 1Global Exposure and Understanding
  • 2 Critical Thinking
  • 3 Reading and Writing Skills
  • 4Peace Building and Tolerance
  • 5Child Protection and Democratic Rights
  • 6Capacity Building of Teachers & Caregivers
  • 7Sustaining Cultural Heritage

We are committed to create a positive impact on a child’s life that helps them to develop lifelong goals. We nurture a child’s dreams, and empower them to realise those dreams. We envisage a society that is peaceful, democratic, child-friendly and creative. Our major objectives are to improve Pakistani children’s understanding towards the world they live in, and transform education by engaging them in child-centered interactive learning based on the arts.

  • We need your help to continue our mission.
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Children and Families

We have very exciting opportunities happening around the year for, by and about children and families. Register so we can keep you updated.



Based on various art forms, we have many competitions and projects happening around the year. Register with us to receive updates.



You are young & passionate about making your contribution for social change, register yourself as volunteer. We will contact as an opportunity happens.