“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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A day in the life of The Little Art
We’d like to share with you “A day in the life of TLA” -The backstage report The TLA office is hustling and bustling with our team running tasks for all our exciting projects that are coming up. We are in a beautiful mess right before we launch our events and as much as we are […]
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Great Excitement at the 3rd ArtBeat Islamabad Exhibition
This year’s first national exhibition of 3rd ArtBeat – National Child Art Competition was held at the capital, Islamabad! We collaborated with Hunerkada to hold the 3 day event at the Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts, Islamabad from 23rd to the 25th of September, 2014. Nearly 150 families attended the exhibition and our selected […]
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What is On?

6th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival 2014
We are very delighted to welcome you all to the 6th edition of Lahore International Children’s Film Festival 2014, to celebrate some of the best films made for, by and about children and young people from around the world. Lahore International Children’s Film Festival (LICFF) is one of the largest children’s film festivals in the Pakistan. […]
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Karachi International Children’s Film Festival 2014
We’re nearing October here at KICFF and that means the craziest and most exciting time of the year is upon us! We have finished programming for what may be KICFF’s strongest and most diverse film slate yet. We’ve discovered so many great films that we can’t wait to share with everyone.
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Inter-School National Filmmaking Competition 2014
Submission are open: Children and youth (under 18) make short films of under 5 min duration. A selection of films will be screened at Lahore International Children’s Film Festival 2014, and one winner will receive a cash prize of  25,000 R.s.
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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; Global Exposure and Understanding, Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing Skills, Peace Building and Tolerance, Child Protection and Democratic Rights, Capacity Building of Teachers & Caregivers and Sustaining 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.