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What do promise?
We will provide every child and young person we are able to reach, irrespective of their social class, gender, family background, income status or education level, an equal right to opportunities of creative expression; and we pride ourselves on collaborating with schools, universities, organizations, corporations and networks who are equally committed to this promise.
What do we believe?
We believe that the arts has the potential to provide larger intermediary learning spaces and opportunities to bridge the gap between imparting new ideas and formal education. Arts generally captivate children and young people through numerous avenues; to think, create, inspire and act.
What do we do?
We use the arts, primarily media, to teach children and young adults to recognize and begin to understand the social issues pervading their immediate community; social issues that prohibit the development of their dreams, ideas and principals. At its foundation, our programming and curriculum also provides life-skills for addressing those issues AND for moving forward as responsible, productive members of whatever society or culture children and young people should choose to inhabit.
How do we do it?
We develop innovative and fun artistic programming to engage children and young people in alternative education and learning opportunities.
We produce the single largest International Children's Film Festival in Pakistan; as well as numerous other film, performing and cultural arts festivals. We hold film-making workshops for children and young people, organize workshops in photography, digital art, stop motion, animation and performing arts.
We curate and develop arts education projects for schools and organizations. We provide arts education consultancy services to organizations working for children and young people; particularly marginalized children and those from low income backgrounds.
Who are we?
Our group comprises young professionals, carrying extensive background in arts-education, film-making, marketing and development, event management and arts. We aim to grow in the area of career counseling for young people, while introducing arts-based tools so they can make appropriate career choices.
What do we intend?
We endeavor to provide every child and young person, through creative learning opportunities: life skills, social awareness, cultural exposure and educational understanding. We have challenged ourselves with introducing new creative projects; and growing them into large scale success stories in Pakistan.
How we choose our partners?
The Little Art has near 9 partners across Pakistan now. We choose liked minded organizations working in education and social sector who share our vision and mission. Through a series of meetings and interactions; we develop understanding with our partners before embarking into large projects. Once we feel that each organization has seen its true spirit and benefit in terms of mission we sign an MoU with our partners with the duration of 2 to 3 years.
How we choose our location for action?
We started our work in Lahore, the largest city in the province Punjab. We are working now across Pakistan through our partners and other supporting individuals who care about our cause. We choose locations based on the potential and interest from us and our partners. If we all feel that we can expand or work in a certain geographic location, we move ahead with that. The expansion of our projects is driven by our mission, not with the donor constraints. We create resources for our work as we expand.