A portal to the future of the arts in education

Exposure to, and participation in, the arts help to cultivate creativity, artistic appreciation, imaginative exploration, experimental initiative and empathic awareness, all of which are valuable for young people’s development. Exposure to the arts is part of their entitlement to a holistic education. Through the Arts in Education charter, the Department of Education and the Department of Arts, in association with the Arts Council, have joined forces to promote this entitlement. The charter is a landmark attempt at joined-up thinking and co-operative policy endeavour. An implementation group was set up to…

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