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Our Programs

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We believe the arts contribute to a child’s self-esteem; children become more perceptive and communicative. 

Grade 2-6

For the past 35 years, Arts For All Kids has been quietly providing FREE fine arts education and exposure for thousands of London-area children, aged 7 through 12, whose families are otherwise unable to afford private arts and music lessons.  Kids choose TWO CLASSES per session: creative writing, visual art, dance, drama, or music (piano, violin, guitar).

Grade 7+

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We designed the Musical Theatre program for students who have aged out of A4AK who wish to continue to pursue an interest in the performing arts. Students participate in THREE CLASSES: voice, dance, and drama. This program must have at least 20 participants to run, so if you are interested, please contact us.  And invite others who may qualify to join in!

We believe children discover their individuality while appreciating the abilities and gifts of others.

  • Who can register?
    Underserved children in Grades 2 – 6 whose families cannot afford instruction. This program is for children who are not able to access any extracurricular lessons due to financial constraint. Cubs, Brownies, subsidized swimming are allowed. Parents/guardians of participating students may be required to provide proof of need.
  • How does the program work?
    Each registered student is invited to choose two preferred areas of study: 1. Music (piano, violin, or guitar) 2. Drama 3. Dance 4. CreativeWriting 5. Visual Art We run two terms each year. For ten weeks each Fall and ten weeks each Winter the students meet on Mondays from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at the London Food Bank for a group class. Each term includes an Open House with an end-of-term celebratory performance/party where family, friends, and supporters have the opportunity to see the kids in action, sharing the art that they love.
  • When do classes begin?
    2024 FALL TERM MONDAYS 5:00-6:30 pm September 30, 2024 - December 9, 2024 * NO CLASS THANKSGIVING DAY ~ Monday, October 14 *Violin Class - Day and times still to be determined based on teacher availability 2025 WINTER TERM MONDAYS 5:00-6:30 pm January 20, 2025 - March 24, 2024 * NO CLASS ON FAMILY DAY ~ Monday, February 17 *CLASSES WILL BE HELD DURING MARCH BREAK WEEK *Violin Class - Day and times still to be determined based on teacher availability
  • When and how do I register my child?
    Please complete our online REGISTRATION FORM to begin the registration process. Once we receive your form we will contact you with more information. Additional to the online form, in person registration is required and will take place on from 5:00 - 6:00 PM on September 23, 2024 at the London Food Bank. Please bring your child with you to registration and bring the following information: home address, email and phone number, child’s school and grade level for September, emergency contact info (name, phone and email address), choices for classes in order of preference. If accepted into the program, classes begin September 30, 2024 from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the London Food Bank. Placement is dependent on the availability of class space and volunteer teachers. For more information contact Karen at arts4allkids@londonfoodbank.ca or call 519-649-4055
  • Do you provide instruments for home practise?
    We do! As a participant in the program, your child is obligated to practise. Only with regular practise will they become proficient. To that end we provide your child with an instrument for home use.
  • I registered my child but I have not heard back. Why?
    We will begin contacting registrants closer to the start date of the next session. We cannot place students in classes and arrange teachers until we have a good idea of how many kids will register. Expect to hear from us about 4 weeks prior to the session start date. All of our registrations are time stamped so we are able to use a "first-come-first-served" approach in the event we reach capacity in any class. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
  • Where can I find more details about classes?
    Visit our classes page for more details. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
  • Who can register?
    Underserved children in Grades 2 – 6 whose families cannot afford instruction. This program is for children who are not able to access any extracurricular lessons due to financial constraint. Cubs, Brownies, subsidized swimming are allowed. Parents/guardians of participating students may be required to provide proof of need.
  • How does the program work?
    Each registered student is invited to choose two preferred areas of study: 1. Music (piano, violin, or guitar) 2. Drama 3. Dance 4. CreativeWriting 5. Visual Art We run two terms each year. For ten weeks each Fall and ten weeks each Winter the students meet on Mondays from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at the London Food Bank for a group class. Each term includes an Open House with an end-of-term celebratory performance/party where family, friends, and supporters have the opportunity to see the kids in action, sharing the art that they love.
  • When do classes begin?
    2024 FALL TERM MONDAYS 5:00-6:30 pm September 30, 2024 - December 9, 2024 * NO CLASS THANKSGIVING DAY ~ Monday, October 14 *Violin Class - Day and times still to be determined based on teacher availability 2025 WINTER TERM MONDAYS 5:00-6:30 pm January 20, 2025 - March 24, 2024 * NO CLASS ON FAMILY DAY ~ Monday, February 17 *CLASSES WILL BE HELD DURING MARCH BREAK WEEK *Violin Class - Day and times still to be determined based on teacher availability
  • When and how do I register my child?
    Please complete our online REGISTRATION FORM to begin the registration process. Once we receive your form we will contact you with more information. Additional to the online form, in person registration is required and will take place on from 5:00 - 6:00 PM on September 23, 2024 at the London Food Bank. Please bring your child with you to registration and bring the following information: home address, email and phone number, child’s school and grade level for September, emergency contact info (name, phone and email address), choices for classes in order of preference. If accepted into the program, classes begin September 30, 2024 from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the London Food Bank. Placement is dependent on the availability of class space and volunteer teachers. For more information contact Karen at arts4allkids@londonfoodbank.ca or call 519-649-4055
  • Do you provide instruments for home practise?
    We do! As a participant in the program, your child is obligated to practise. Only with regular practise will they become proficient. To that end we provide your child with an instrument for home use.
  • I registered my child but I have not heard back. Why?
    We will begin contacting registrants closer to the start date of the next session. We cannot place students in classes and arrange teachers until we have a good idea of how many kids will register. Expect to hear from us about 4 weeks prior to the session start date. All of our registrations are time stamped so we are able to use a "first-come-first-served" approach in the event we reach capacity in any class. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
  • Where can I find more details about classes?
    Visit our classes page for more details. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
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