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Interarts and the Proyecta Cultura network have just released a report entitled Acceso de los jvenes a la cultura en Iberoamrica: Tendencias, obstculos y experiencias (Access of Young People to Culture in Ibero-America: Trends, Obstacles and Experiencies), which results from a research project undertaken in 12 Ibero-American countries in 2011.
A question arises looking at the full programme for the London 2012 festival, and that question is: why? What's all it for? And how does it connect in any interesting way with the Olympics, or use that sporting even to further art?
In a ceremony taking place on the fourth anniversary of the fire in the nightclub Factory, officials metrelatives and friends of those killed in the tragedy on April 19th, 2008.
A group of young artists recently launched a series of childrens rights days in marginalized neighborhoods of northwestern Haiti. The first of these days called attention to restaveks, children who are forced to work as domestic servants. The artists want to increase awareness of children's rights here, saying they recognize children as the key to the countrys future.
In 2010, ASEF commissioned research to investigate good practices connecting the arts to initiatives tackling environmental sustainability issues in a number of Asian countries. Titled Linking the Arts to Environment and Sustainable Development Issues, the research project aimed to carefully document case studies that can not only provide inspiration for networking and collaboration between Asia and Europe in this area but also aid policy making and planning.
At-risk students who have access to the arts in or out of school also tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement, according to a new NEA report, The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies. The study reports these and other positive outcomes associated with high levels of arts exposure for youth of low socioeconomic status.