ArtBeat Story

ArtBeat is a project of The Little Art, a non-profit arts education organization based in Pakistan.

ArtBeat was started in 2011, and 24 exhibitions in various cities has been conducted in the past 9 editions. Nearly 60,000 children and young people has participated from across the country.

The Little Art founder Shoaib Iqbal is an Edmund Hillary Fellow, and launching ArtBeat in New Zealand as a first project of The Little Art.

ArtBeat New Zealand is presented with the spirit of collaborations with all organisations involved, including EHF Fellows Dan Shanan and Alex Lee (DocEdge), Khalid Albaih (Fadaa) and Guy Ryan (Inspiring Stories)

ArtBeat in Collaboration


The Little Art is a non-profit arts education organisation. It’s missions is to empower children and young adults through large-scale innovative arts festivals and creative education programs that help them realize and achieve their dreams. We foster committed participation of adults, teachers and parents to build culture of learning through the arts.

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The Peace Foundation (Foundation for Peace Studies Aotearoa/New Zealand) offers innovative and quality programmes, services and resources that are used in many schools, homes and communities – both in New Zealand and overseas. It helps to establish and maintain peaceful and non-violent relationships by teaching skills that encourage better communication, co-operation and non-violent conflict resolution.


The Academy Awards® qualifying international documentary film festival held annually in Auckland and Wellington. The Festival showcases the best films from New Zealand and around the world. Doc Edge Schools is an educational programme for students from Year 5 to Tertiary, that connects school students with documentaries from New Zealand and around the world.


FADAA is a non-for-profit platform which offers meaningful connections between art patrons and artists, staging encounters and supporting transformative possibilities for all. FADAA aims to empower individuals and entities from around the world to temporarily donate spaces and facilities to artists, creatives and collectives, at no cost.


Inspiring Stories is a Kiwi charity with the bold vision to see young New Zealanders unleash their potential to change the world. The organisation was founded in 2011 by Guy Ryan, who went on to be awarded Young New Zealander of the Year in 2015. Guy and the team have built an impressive track record supporting thousands of Kiwis to build their capability, and their ideas to make a difference for our future.