International Arts Festival for Children and Young People

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"States Parties recognise the right of the child 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.”

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Children's Rights

Based on children's rights to arts and culture, Atta Festival, Istanbul’s only international arts festival for children and young people, represents all art and performance forms as well as technological and interactive contents as the city’s childrens' and youth festival. Atta Festival takes place each year around children’s rights day.

Atta Festival aims to represent; theatre, dance, music, film and exhibitions as well as interactive content for

> 0 - 3 years old babies,
> 0 - 18 years old children, young people and accompanying adults and
> relaxed performances for 0 - 18 years disabled children and young people.

Events take place on the weekends are open for attendance by children and accompanying adults and on weekdays for schools and groups.