Welcome to a quirky, through-the-post monthly creative subscription service for children aged around 6-12. It is run by Creative Agents Dali & Kahlo of the Company of International Artists.
Each month your child will receive inspiring printed creative missions, art postcards and classified codes direct through their letterbox. The codes will give them exclusive access to short films made by us to inspire them to take on each month’s creative mission.
A Company of International Artists subscription will introduce your child to a wide range of artists from all over the world in a playful, engaging way. The missions also encourage your child to create in lots of different ways including arts & crafts, creative writing and music making. It will help them to feel a part of something exciting, quirky and eccentric.
You can access our list of suggested art materials here. Please note that our creative missions are about inspiring children to create with whatever they happen to have. We don't send you creative materials. Instead, we make inspiring suggestions for your child to pick up and run with. Our creative missions never require specialist or expensive materials.
When you first join up, your child will receive a welcome postcard and a Company of International Artists ID card so they can create a secret agent name for themselves.
If your child has an active subscription during their birthday, they will receive a personalised birthday card from Agents Kahlo and Dali.
Photographs of your child’s artwork (not themselves) can be sent to us. We will display their artwork on the gallery page of this website and credit it with their secret agent name. We will send a personalised, handwritten note to your child with the following month’s mission congratulating them on their artwork.
The Company of International Artists is made by Brave Bold Drama, an award-winning theatre & community arts company based in Bristol. Agents Dali and Kahlo are played by Paul Lawless & Gill Simmons. You can find out more about us here.
We are a not-for-profit community interest company. Supporting us by purchasing a subscription means we can provide free performances and creative workshops for families, young people and people living with dementia in Hartcliffe and Withywood where we are based. These areas in south Bristol are some of the most deprived wards in the UK.