The Children's Arts Development Fund was established in 2007.
In addition to paying attention to the regular learning of young children, our nursery schools also focus on inspiring the enthusiasm and sentiment of young children's creativity and art appreciation. Children are prompted to use different art media to reflect what they think and see, hear and learn freely, presenting their creative thoughts in an effective artistic language.
Early Childhood Education Service strongly advocates Children Arts Education. In 2002, we conducted a research on the subject and published "Initial Exploration into Research on Hong Kong Children Arts Nurture". In 2003, we organised the first “Children’s Creative Arts Exhibition” and created the precedent for social service organisations to hold early childhood art exhibitions. Those children artwork were highly appreciated and affirmed by members of the public. As a result, children's enthusiasm and motivation for art creation and appreciation were being enhanced. With the consent of their parents, the children’s artwork at that exhibition were used for a charity sale. They were all bought by people who strongly supported the development of children's art. As a result, a sum of money had been raised to enable the establishment of the Children's Arts Development Fund for our Department. In order to continue to promote public awareness of the artistic potential of children and nurture the creativity and communication skills of children, the Department decided to hold exhibitions for young children every year and allocate all proceeds from the charity sales to the Fund after deducting the necessary expenses. The Fund is used to support the sustainable development of children's art.
Students, parents and kindergarten teachers of our nursery schools.