Early in our history, CMA put out a worldwide call to ask children for artwork. As a result, CMA now holds one of the largest collections of children’s artwork in the world, see it here.

This year CMA celebrates 30 years of art making. Now embracing the digital age, CMA proposes a second call for children to make art worldwide with CIVICKIDS, and to begin a dialogue by sharing their art online. Each month, CMA will issue a digital challenge to create a project based on themes of civic engagement including leadership, sustainability, kindness and freedom.


Join the movement! Here’s how to participate: 

Anyone anywhere is invited to participate in our monthly digital challenge! Follow a simple “How-To” workshop to create a work of art, and share it with your family, peers, and community!

This month’s digital challenge is Say It Loud! Megaphones. Throughout time, artists have used their voice to express how they want to change the world. Speak up and speak out with these do-it-yourself megaphones.

Check out the steps here or watch the video below.

Remember to share your projects and thoughts using #CMACIVICKIDS, and your project will be added to our online exhibition below!

September Challenge: Say It Loud! Megaphones

Learn More:

Monthly Themes


Check in at the end of September for our October challenge!

September Partner

September’s CIVICKIDS challenge is presented in partnership with Ishizaka Group, in Kumamoto, Japan.

Ishizaka Group is a leading recycling company in Japan that recycles 97% of the waste it processes. A women-led company, Ishizaka turned a maligned waste disposal firm from the 1960s into an innovative state-of-the-art plant working with the local community in 2018.

Partnering Institutions

CIVICKIDS: Make Art. Make a Difference aims to build civic engagement and shared community pride through art making. We are grateful to our partners for helping us build a global community.

Interested in becoming a CIVICKIDS Partner? Contact Johanne at

H.Arts, Haiti
Khoj Museum, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Ishizaka Group, Kumamoto, Japan
Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
Stora Ateljén, Nacka, Sweden
Deaf Camera South Africa, Soweto & Durban, South Africa
OliOli, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ICA Miami, Miami, FL
Paradise Garden Foundation, Summerville, GA
Des Moines Public Art Foundation, Des Moines, IA
Illinois Art Station, Normal, IL
Springfield Museums & Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden, Springfield, MA
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
New City School, St. Louis, MO
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for Children, Gulfport, MS
Kearney Area Children’s Museum, Kearney, NE
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Please Touch Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Knoxville Museum of Art’s Community Schools, Knoxville, TN
Children’s Museum of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Eau Claire Children’s Museum, Eau Claire, WI
Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI
Museum of Moving Image, Queens, NY
WNET New York Public Media, New York, NY

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