8.3.5 Basic out-of-school arts and cultural education
The Centre for Intangible Heritage and Culture Education supervises public arts education schools and organises diverse education programmes for adults and pupils in the field of intangible heritage. The State Centre of Education Content is responsible for out-of-school education and also co-ordinates the Latvian School Youth Song and Dance Celebration. Moreover, there are numerous private initiatives in the field.
A lot of museums have developed educational programmes for children and pupils. In the performing arts field, good examples are the National Opera of Latvia, with special activities for children (see article in Arts Management Newsletter Nr. 83), and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra "Symphony concerts for kids and their parents". Theatres offer different workshops and educational tours around the theatre.
The project "FilmBus" has been launched in cooperation with corporate sponsors: animated films for children were shown free of charge in regional arts and culture centres all over Latvia (see chapter 8.2.1).