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Kunst- en Cultuurmanagement / Arts and Culture Management: Arts and cultural education

Arts and cutlural education

In the Netherlands, cultural education is part of primary education. Cultural education also takes place outside of school through educational programs of cultural institutions or arts education centres and music schools. Cultural education can be about watching, listening and experiencing art and culture, but also practicing it yourself. Find out  in the boxes below how art and cultural education and training is organized in countries in Europe by using the Compendium and see some examples of institutions that are involved in cultural education. The websites of these organizations usually provide tabs and links to "Topics" or "Themes", "Publications" or "Documents" or "Research". This is where you will often discover reports and more information.

ENCC - European Network of Cultural Centres


The European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC) empowers cultural centres and their communities, and connects them with the European level.
One of the objectives of the ENCC: “Stimulating informal learning and education processes by the recognition of the best practices and highlighting and disseminating relevant work in the cultural field”

Click on the picture for access or the link: https://encc.eu/

UNESCO - arts education

UNESCO basically promotes two main approaches to Arts Education, which can be implemented at the same time and need not be distinct. The “learning through the arts/culture” approach and the “learning in the arts/culture” approach.

Click on the picture for access or the link: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/creativity/arts-education/

InSEA - International Society for Education

The International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA) is a non-governmental organization and official partner of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization UNESCO).

Click on the picture for access, or click the link: https://www.insea.org/

Compendium cultural policies & trends - Education (Europe)

Click on the picture for access or the link for the Arts and Cultural education part of the Compendium of the Compendium of Cultural Policies & Trends Association:https://www.culturalpolicies.net/themes/arts-and-cultural-education/

NAEA - National Art Education Association (US)

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.

Click on the picture for access or the link: https://www.arteducators.org/

World Arts Education Allience

The World Alliance for Arts Education  is a network of the  four organisations:  International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA), International Society of Education through Art (InSEA),  International Society for Music Education (ISME) and World Dance Alliance (WDA)  – a powerful voice for advocacy, networking and research.

Cultural Learning Alliance (UK)

The Cultural Learning Alliance acts as a backbone organisation for the arts and cultural education sector, and provide the analysis, evidence, and arguments that Alliance members and their wider sectors can use.

Click on the picture for access or the link: https://culturallearningalliance.org.uk/