“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.

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Host Gogi aur Jugnoo ka Tamasha in Your School
After years of working with students and teachers on the importance of drama and performance in education, the first time TLA has produced a theatre play especially written and performed for children. The newly established theatre programTamasha – Theatre for young audience presented a 45 minute play “Gogi aur Jugnu ka Tamasha” which was a […]
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The Little Art is Hiring in Lahore
We are changing the way arts are done for kids in Pakistan, Join us. We are hiring in Lahore.   The Little Art is a non-profit organization that is determined, through numerous artistic avenues, media in particular, to promote the principles and ideals of democracy, equality, civil rights, community, prosperity, higher education, religious and cultural […]
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What is On?

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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ArtBeat 2016 – Call For Submissions
  ArtBeat – National Child Art Competition and Exhibitions to promote visual culture among children and youth Paint or Draw Win cash prizes, artist residency & appreciation Workshops with Renowned Artists Exhibitions in Lahore, Karachi & Islamabad Workshops with Studio RM Naeem, Nukta Studio & Abdul Jabbar Gul Studio   Prizes Rules & Regulations Jury […]
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LICFF Young – 3rd Filmmakers Competition
LICFF invites under 18 young people to participate in the 3rd LICFF Young Filmmakers Competition. Through this competition, we aim to give students, young and teens to showcase the talent of filmmaking in Lahore International Children’s Film Festival and earn recognition for them while representing their schools. Films are a great source of entertainment and […]
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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.