Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) is dedicated to providing access to arts programming everyday, everywhere, and for everyone.
CKA was founded in 1999 by Vitek Wincza through his own experiences, recognizing arts programs can motivate and inspire learning. Vitek’s passion to remove barriers for full access to the arts ignites this dream. From this dream he and his team design innovative arts education and community arts programming for children and youth and professional learning access for practicing and emerging artists.
To expand the reach of our programs and diversify our audiences CKA maintains ongoing partnerships with community service organizations. These partnership have brought our programs to Six Nations Reserve, to newcomers, early learners, visible minorities, and children and youth facing financial, physical and developmental disabilities.
Together with our partners and professional artist educators, CKA delivers over 30 hours of visual arts, dance, drama, music and media arts programming per child to over 1,000 children annually in over 20 neighbourhoods across the greater Hamilton region at no cost to children.
CKA is equally committed to developing and implementing new professional learning models of arts engagement, apprenticeship and mentorship to expand our reach and encourage a deeper appreciation of the arts in our community.
Our well-balanced systemic approach to program delivery, design, and growth, enhances our underlying commitment to ensure arts are included in the healthy development for all children and youth in our community.