Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.
Sticky Fingers strives to improve and increase children's access to the arts. The organisation has strong links with national organisations and campaigns that all advocate for children. We are the Northern Ireland representative for Action for Children's Arts and launched the Manifesto for Children's Arts (NI) in 2009.
Manifesto for Children's Arts NI
The Manifesto was launched in 2009 in association with Action for Children's Arts. It states: Our vision is that children and young people living in Northern Ireland have the right to engage in and enjoy age-appropriate and quality arts, and have the opportunity to explore and experience cultural life regardless of religion, background or geographical area.
Action for Children's Arts
Action for Children's Arts is a national charity and membership organisation that holds at its heart Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It campaigns for the rights of all children in the UK to experience high quality arts experiences as an integral part of their childhood.
National Campaign for the Arts UK
The National Campaign for the Arts works to protect and promote the UK's world class arts scene and acts as a powerful and effective advocate for the sector. It coordinates the national 'I Value the Arts' campaign.
National Campaign for the Arts Ireland
The National Campaign for the Arts ensures the arts are on local and national government agendas and recognised as a vital part of contemporary Irish life.
Child Protection and Access NI
Sticky Fingers has a Child Protection policy and ensures its staff are regularly updated with training. All staff and artists working for the organisation have to clear the Enhanced Disclosure background check operated by Access NI.