The Kyiv Children's Academy of Arts is a higher educational institution, established in accordance with the order of the Representative of the President of Ukraine in Kyiv on February 1, 1994.
The KCAA is the higher art educational institution of an innovative type. The author of the concept and the first rector of the KCAA is People’s Artist of Ukraine, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, composer Mykhailo Chemberzhi. At the heart of the concept of educational activity of the KCAA created by him is the idea of continuous art education, a combination of four levels of education (preparatory - primary - basic - higher education) in one institution.
The Academy provides training in various artistic specialties: musical art, fine arts, theatrical art, choreography.
The KCAA has five faculties:the Faculty of Musical Art, the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Theatrical Art, the Faculty of Choreographic Art, and the Faculty for the Preparation of Young Entrants, Special Courses and Master Classes. About 600 students study at the Academy. There are leading artists and scientists, academicians and corresponding members of the NAAU and the NAPS of Ukraine, specialists who have high honorary titles and scientific degrees, among the teachers and consultants of the KCAA.
The Academy actively participates in international cultural cooperation with European countries , as well the USA, Canada, Japan, China, etc. The Academy had joint projects with the UN and UNESCO institutions, the French Cultural Centre, the British Council, the German Goethe Institute, the Swedish Cultural Institute, the Embassies and various diplomatic missions of foreign countries in our state.
For its scientific, creative and educational activities, the Academy has international awards.
In 2005, the KCAA became the winner of the competition for the cultural grant of the Government of Japan in the amount of $ 650 000 (Symphony orchestra instruments, modern audio and video studio).