Since the first grade in primary school, national curriculum is envisaging the teaching of the arts: music, visual arts and literature. There are two 45 minutes classes of music and visual arts per week. Literature is taught together with Serbian language on everyday daily basis, so it depends on the teacher how much time is devoted to literature. Such programmes continues throughout eight classes of primary school and is also part of curriculum in Gymnasium and few other secondary schools. Unfortunately, drama and film education are not yet part of the school curricula, but there are schools with extracurricular activities in those domains. There are also competitions of “drama sections” of primary and secondary schools, choral singing, children “October salon” (visual art exhibition), etc.
Artists in school, ticketing for children, special cultural buses, multimedia platforms and digital apps and other initiatives that introduce children to arts in an engaging way are not present on a large scale.
With the innovative “Culture as a gift” initiative
of the city of Pančevo, each citizen of Pančevo receives a voucher of
30 EU to spend on cultural participation (approximately six events or
books) once they reach the age of 18.
However, in 2017 only 150 persons came to the municipality to claim the voucher.