Cultural Policy and Arts Education. A first African-European Exchange

The sphere of Arts Education can contribute to securing cultural participation as a human right. It is a sphere of cultural competency, which is developing a sensitive approach to researching the matrixes of social life so as to make possible new registers of culture, new audiences and publics, new concepts of art, culture and society.

Arts Education is a public undertaking and major political task for local authority institutions. It is the basis of cultural diversity (as articulated in the 2005 UNESCO Convention). But Arts Education requires Cultural Policy!

Arts Education is the right of public access to culture for all audiences; the aim is to involve artists from varied cultural backgrounds; and the aim is respect for indigenous culture and tolerance toward the cultures of minorities. What is the role of Arts Education in Africa and in Europe? Is it part of the arts system or the educational programme or something in between? Who are the actors, where are the stages, what are the projects about?

It is the the task of Cultural Policy to develop an advocacy position that informs a framework for the formulation, strengthening and harmonizing of Arts Education. This process is understood as a strategic intervention and contribution to regional integration, social cohesion and sustainable development. The observation of the different landscapes in Arts and Education in African and European Countries founded not only great experiences for the development aimes, used by Cultural Policy as best practice models to be established in processes for Capacity Building and realized in sustainable structures.

The Research Atelier brings together experts from the universities in Daressalam, Kampala, Nairobi, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Casablanca and Tunis to exchange concepts in Cultural Policy for Arts Education and continues the debates from other Research Ateliers on Zanzibar and in Cape Town, and will be based on the publication „Cultural Policy for Arts Education“ edited by Wolfgang Schneider, Yvette Hardie, Mzobz Mboya, Daniel Gad (will be published by Peter Lang in 2017).

An Research Atelier hosted by the UNESCO-Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development at the Department of Cultural Policy of the University of Hildesheim in cooperation with the Bundesakademie für Kulturelle Bildung Wolfenbüttel.

In Kooperation mit der Stiftung Universität Hildesheim. Der Termin wurde von Sep. 2017 auf Feb. 2018 verschoben.

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Leitung: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schneider, Prof. Dr. Vanessa-Isabelle Reinwand-Weiss | Datum: 1. Feb (14:30 Uhr) - 2. Feb 2018 (13:00 Uhr) | Kosten: 99,- € (inkl. Ü/VP) |