Delight is a leading arts-based learning charity, using the transformative power of the arts to bring about sustained change for children affected by disadvantage. Our vision is for every child to have equal opportunity to thrive during their school years and beyond.
Arts-based learning for all
Since our launch in 2014, we’ve had the privilege of making a positive impact on thousands of
children from disadvantaged backgrounds through our innovative arts-based learning programmes.
Every year, we engage with approximately 1,800 children from 28 primary schools, bringing them a diverse range of artistic experiences that ignite their imagination and open doors to new possibilities. Our programmes offer children exciting opportunities. Last academic year we worked with:
primary aged children
participated in our arts-based learning programmes
Parents and carers
shared their children’s accomplishments at exhibitions & performances
benefitted from a five-month CPDL programme of support
artists, actors, dancers, photographers, designers, and filmmakers
Delight programmes offer
Unique Cultural Experiences
is why we take children on art gallery visits
and bring professional theatre or dance performances directly to their schools. By immersing themselves in these cultural experiences, children gain a deeper appreciation for the arts.
Weekly Creative Workshops
artistic talents, unlock their creativity and express themselves freely in a supportive environment.
Delight was established by Kathryn Mills in 2014, she recognised that her passion and dedication for the arts would have the most profound impact on children’s lives if working closely with senior leaders, teachers, and arts organisations that not only embody creative excellence but also share a genuine understanding and commitment to nurturing creativity in young children.
Earlier in Kathryn’s career as an actor and arts educator in London and the south of England, she witnessed the unfortunate reality that many disadvantaged children lacked access to transformative creative and cultural experiences. Delight was her response, an organisation that uses the arts as a catalyst for meaningful long term change.
Partnering with primary schools allows Delight to reach those children who need us most, including children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). These safe and familiar settings create an ideal environment for children to flourish.