Arts and cultural education

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Seoul agenda : goals for the development of arts education (2010)
The Second World Conference on Arts Education (Seoul, May 2010) built on the work of the successful First World Conference (Lisbon, 6-9 March 2006). As well as reinforcing the many dimensions discussed at the first Conference, it enlarged the scope to notably include the socio-cultural dimensions of arts education, embrace the diversity of learning environments and reinforce the role of arts education in social cohesion and cultural diversity. Main outcome of the conference was the Seoul Agenda, a comprehensive plan of action for all arts education stakeholders.

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Cultural awareness and expression handbook (2016)
Cultural awareness and expression is one of the eight key competences that form the reference tool which EU Member States to be integrate into strategies and infrastructure in the context of lifelong learning. Training in the key competences – in the shape of knowledge, skills and attitudes – is seen as fundamental for each individual in 21st century society. The interdependency and transversal nature of all eight key competences should be underlined. Cultural awareness has a strong impact on our ability to learn social, civic and intercultural competences, as well as on our sense of initiative and entrepreneurship. Report and annex.

Arts, culture, and cultural awareness in education (2017)
In this briefing by the European Parliamentary Research Service, the EPRS discusses cultural and educational policies and their contribution to the development of skills needed to live in multicultural societies. It discusses the global challenges faced by arts and cultural education, the potential benefits, the EU’s role in and support, recent policy developments, and the European Parliament’s concerns for policy in this area.

Arts Education Monitoring System (AEMS): final report (2013)
The Arts Education Monitoring System (AEMS) was a European research project (2011 to 2013), funded by the European Commission’s Culture Programme, which established a common structure for the comparative analysis and monitoring of arts and cultural education, as delivered by or in the cultural sector. The AEMS was developed by a group of research organisations from across Europe. It was coordinated by the Austrian institute EDUCULT, with project partners interarts/Spain, Centre for Cultural Research (ZfKf)/Germany, Budapest Observatory (BO)/Hungary, Creativity Culture and Education (CCE) and BOP Consulting/England collaborating in the project.


Resilience and the city : art, education, urbanism (2019)
Report contains the selected presentations from the sessions during the 15th ELIA Biennial Conference exploring four themes: shifting centres, shifting margins; art and social cohesion; art and economy; and art and innovation. Each theme provided a framework to examine how the arts can potentially play a vital role in building resilience, especially in urban contexts. What is the role of art schools in a resilient city? How to connect art students with the neighbourhood? How to communicate to decision-makers about equal access to the arts and arts education? Why is it important to educate resilient dancers?

Beyond EYCH2018. What is the cultural horizon? Opening up perspectives to face ongoing transformations: 8th Annual ENCATC Education and research session, September 28, 2018 Bucharest, Romania : book proceedings (2018)
Compilation of papers presented in the framework of the 9th Annual ENCATC Education and research session. Contains: Neocolonialist practices in cultural governance in Malta as an EU state, Karsten Xuereb; Beyond the classical mind-set : the challenge of incorporating diverse musical cultures in higher music education, Stefan Gies; From the schizofrenia of an identity to a cosmic ID, Giada Pieri and Rosaria Cerlino; The institutionalization of artistic and cultural education in France and its experimentation in the festivals’ sphere, Emmanuel Ethis, Damien Malinas and Lauriane Guillou; Community regeneration through industrial heritage : cases from post-socialist Europe, Cristina Sucala; Communication between cultural policy stakeholders – a precondition for partnership : example concert cycle art without borders, Nansi Ivanišević, Vesna Bulić Baketić and Latica Ivanišević Krasnić; Landscape as a common good – tools for its protection and enhancement in a legal and managerial perspective, Mara Cerquetti, Caterina Nanni and Carmen Vitale; Why we are still stuck in tourism policies and how to release creativity, Luisa Barreto; Shifting the Romanian cultural perspective through design and design education to address a transformative society, Alexandra Stefana Ghioc and Radu Bogdan Carnariu; There is no such thing as one European culture, Michael Wimmer; Istanbul Biennal: a cultural identification arena?, M.Feride Celik; International approaches for education to cultural heritage in global south countries, Elena Borin, Simeng Chang and Luca Rossato; Innovative business models: an opportunity for the cultural sector? bringing together the logics of public service and business, Anne-Catherine Sutermeister; Creative arts marketing third edition: using cases creative arts marketing third edition: using cases and content face to face and online, Terry O’Sullivan and Catherine O’Sullivan.