Various endeavours of cantonal offices of culture exist to better anchor art in society, as well as a range of new training courses and programmes. Offerings include certificate courses designed to train culture officers, or programmes dedicated to the subject of the teaching artist and designed to enable practising artists to independently undertake, evaluate, and critically reflect on cultural education projects at schools based on stringent criteria.
At the gymnasium level, students choose between different specialisation profiles (MAR 95). In each profile, the nine Matura subjects are made up of seven predefined basic subjects, one optional specialisation subject and one optional supplementary subject. According to the Swiss Education Report 2018, the teaching time for art amounts to 5-10% of the curriculum. (Art. 11 MAR 95 incl. amendments 2007).
In September 2012, both cantons and the population approved a new constitutional disposition to encourage music education for children and young people (Art. 67a of the Constitution). In 2016, the Culture Dispatch set the programme Youth+Music (Y+M) as an important part of future policies. Since then, the programme has grown exponentially. The goal of Y+M is to support extracurricular music education (from 6 to 20-year olds) through close collaboration with music organisations, entailing training for instructors. According to the results given in the Culture Dispatch, in 2018, 20 000 children and teenagers participated in Y+M camps and classes, 593 Y+M camps and classes were organised, and no less than 710 Y+M instructors were trained. From 2019, the Principality of Lichtenstein has joined the programme after an interstate agreement.
A specific measure to promote young music talents is planned, looking to support around a thousand young people around Switzerland.