Pakistan’s biggest Child Art contest entitled “ArtBeat–National Child Art Competition” is in its 11th edition now and is ready to get exhibited. The annual competition was initiated in 2012 by The LITTLE ART with a vision to promote visual culture, understanding of issues among children and youth from their own perspective, celebrate children as artists and present children’s views as a point of discourse for adults and the community.
Mastermind of the contest and director of The LITTLE ART Shoaib Iqbal briefed that, in the past 10 years, nearly 100,000 children have participated as artists in ArtBeat and despite the covid outbreak, response of the students was amazing this year too. In total we have received nearly 3500 artworks, digital designs, photos and stories online from more than 185 schools from across the country and 24 community organizations participated this year in the competition.
Shoaib Iqbal added that The LITTLE ART has decided to showcase the art works produced by children in National exhibitions. The first exhibition will be held at Gallery 11, Pakistan National Council for the Arts, Islamabad on Friday, January 21, 2022. Mr. Bryce Hutchesson, Charge d’Affaires, Australian High Commission, Islamabad will inaugurate the exhibition. After the Islamabad, The Little Art will bring the children art works exhibition in Alhamra Art Council Lahore and in Karachi during February, he concluded.