Culture for Kids in the Arts is the charitable organization of the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts. CKA provides arts opportunities for all children and youth.

Art helps children to express themselves, explore, dream, and learn. By providing artistic and creative opportunities we are offering a platform for children and youth to share their voice -- Ultimately contributing to the foundation of a child's or youth's sense of wellbeing, belonging, and self confidence.

At CKA we know children and youth have a lot to teach us and remind us to approach the world with curiosity, hope, and empathy. By providing greater opportunities and accessibility to arts, children and youth will lead us to a brighter future and a stronger community

You can support CKA by donating, sponsoring our programs or volunteering.

Our Stories

A picture is worth a thousand words, we know, but sometimes you just have to put pen to paper. Here are a few of our stories:

I had the opportunity to play antlers for 3 Syrian refugees that had  just arrived in Canada 3 days prior.  This was their first day at school.  They were sheepish at first, but through the universal language of sound, they were engaged and really intrigued.

- ASAP Artist Educator