Founded in 2019 and headquartered in Amsterdam, Artsitters is a childcare initiative designed to deliver high quality in-person and virtual creative lessons to children of all ages.
Artsitters gives parents the unique opportunity to expose their children to a variety of different art forms to enrich their afterschool lives, without having to travel or commit to one single art activity.
Our artsitters are educated musicians, writers, artists, dancers, storytellers, and actors
who speak multiple languages, and all have prior childcare experience.
There are over 50 verified artsitters who offer multiple services, including workshops, one-on-one lessons and babysitting.
Exposing your child to so many activities within the world of art has never been easier!
Learn more about our recruitment and screening process.
About the founder
"Children deserve to explore different art forms and discover their talents. Artists deserve to earn money doing what they do best. With Artsitters, parents can make that happen!"
Janina Lorenci, Founder and CEO of Artsitters
Janina Lorenci grew up in Slovenia and moved abroad in her teenage years to Paris, New York City and Amsterdam to pursue her musical studies and career in saxophone. Despite her international success, Janina realized her ambitions lie outside the world of music as well.
Janina was always fascinated by children and their endless curiosity, so she supported her studies by babysitting. While doing so, she was seeking ways to combine her expertise in music with working with children. She wondered what could be done in terms of exposing a child to a more colorful and creative world after school but also how can more artists like her work within their field. She found it a pity that most of her artist friends had a side job that was not relevant to their profession. She soon discovered that both the children and artists could benefit from creative lessons, done in a more accessible, flexible and simplified way.
By setting up an agency that enables children to spend quality time learning about art as well as giving the artists an opportunity to work within their
field ignites Janina’s wishes and beliefs that the society as we know it will become more open, tolerant, interested and educated with and by art.