“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

CutPutli – Art of Puppetry for Children
Do you remember the times from childhood when we used to spend our times creating wonderful things, imagining ourselves in different characters and telling stories? We would love to rewind and relive those moments and take out some time to share the story of Cutputli with you. It is always very important for us as […]
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2nd National Child Right’s Arts Festival 2014
The Little Art in collaboration with Group Development Pakistan organized 2nd Annual National Child Rights Arts Festival in Islamabad which took place from 18th -20th November, 2014 at the Sir Syed Auditorium. A call for an expression of interest was announced to almost 300 schools across Pakistan. We reached out to this number of schools […]
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What is On?

ArtBeat 2015 – Call For Submissions
Prizes Top prize for Category C is sponsored participation in Sharjah International Biennial for Children’s Arts. Upon selection by the Biennial, the winner artist will be given return air ticket & 3-night stay in Sharjah to attend the exhibition. The winner can also take the first prize in cash instead. Hopscotch will adapt the winners’ […]
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The Little Art opened the 1st Jamshoro International Children’s Films Festival 2015 on Monday 9th February 9, 2015 at Pir Hasamuddin Rashdi Auditorium of the Institute, University of Sindh Jamshoro. The 6-day festival is organized by The Little Art in collaboration with Institute of Sindhology and it will run from Monday 9th February to Saturday, […]
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December 2014, marked a great success in the achievements for The Little Art with it’s fruitful efforts to promote children’s media in Pakistan. “Children’s Media Conference – 2014” – was a project initiated by The Little Art in partnership with Deutsche Welle Akademie.
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Support Us

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.