Start Your Own Kids Art School Franchise in the UK

It's an enormous part of the Cygnets ethos to offer fun, flexible work to creatives across the country: Perhaps you went to Art School many years ago, and are excited to get stuck in with classes - earning money from doing something that you love.


However, equally, you may not be creative at all, but love the idea of running your own school and sourcing amazing artist-teachers to teach your classes!


  • Core artistic skills/background: we teach traditional art methods so having basic drawing skills is required. (Unless you plan on hiring separate teachers to teach classes.)

  • Strong self-motivation to run your own business and work hard to achieve your goals.

  • Availability within term time and school holidays (if teaching): at least ten state school weeks each term time (after school & Saturdays); at least two days each week of state school half terms (daytimes); at least two days in two separate weeks each state school Easter holiday (daytimes), and at least two days in three separate weeks each state school Summer holiday (daytimes)  

  • Strong customers service skills: via telephone, email and in person.

  • Decent spelling and grammatical skills.

  • Ideally located within your territory: you’ll need to get around your area easily and know your community well. So while individuals outside their territory will be considered, it’s beneficial to run the business locally

  • Right to work in the UK and Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. (You don't need to have this already to apply - but you will need to get one before becoming a franchisee)

  • Access to laptop with Photoshop (or similar), as well as basic Photoshop skills.


  • Background in arts education

  • Degree or other certificate in arts related subject

  • Experience teaching, leading or working with groups of children

  • A desire to work flexibly around other commitments.

  • Knowledgeable about your local area in terms of families, schools and childcare so that you can set up and market services in the best way possible


  • Entrepreneurs who want to be part of developing a national arts programme: Our goal is to be known nationwide as a high quality educational brand and we need ambitious people to drive this

  • Efficient in problem solving and determined to overcome business obstacles: we’re looking for the right person with the right attitude and a solution based mindset

  • Looking for quality and excellence in everything that you do. Our programmes are high quality and well respected in the regions they operate, so we will expect a commitment to doing the same within your local area

  • Skilled communicators and leaders: this is key to maintain strong relationships with often very busy parents who will want to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their children

  • Happy to work independently and in a growing network: you’ll have opportunity to discuss the business with like minded individuals

100% of Cygnets Franchisees agreed that opening a Cygnets franchise has met or exceeded their expectations.

Cygnets is an amazing

franchise of children's art schools in the UK. Our focus is on the teaching of traditional drawing, painting & sculpture, combined with unique projects; experienced teachers, and professional quality materials.

Becoming a Cygnets franchisee allows you to start your very own art school, and become part of our creative community across the country.

Interested in joining us? Please fill out the below contact form and we will get back to you ASAP

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