8.3.5 Basic out-of-school arts and cultural education
Art education, outside of the school curriculum, is left up to municipal cultural institutions (houses of culture) or individual artists. They are actively proposing courses, workshops, and events etc., mostly paid by the children themselves. Public (state) art institutions do not have an arts education policy or department. In autumn 2002, ICOM organised a working group of museum educators to start working on project proposals to raise money for such programmes. However, within the system of cultural institutions, there is a network of children and youth cultural centres, inherited from the socialist period. Today they are making an effort to adapt their work, considering new forms and practices.
In 2009, there was a residency programme for cultural administrators and curators from municipal cultural institutions who had the opportunity to spend 2 weeks working in national cultural institutions. Candidates were selected by open competition, and the cost of "know-how" training transfers were covered by the Ministry of Culture.