Education and training
Why do arts and culture matter? What difference do they make to people’s lives? How do we know what difference they make to individuals and communities? These and other key questions are at the heart of a unique new Centre for Cultural Value based at the University of Leeds.
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, a cooperation and partnership agreement was signed between the Ministry of Culture and Education under the supervision of Minister of Cultural Affairs and Minister of Culture Hatem Ben-Salem and the presence of a number of directors and general managers in both ministries.
A national charity has called for school music lessons to be overhauled to include grime, electronic music and hip-hop after research found that more inclusive music-making improves attendance among pupils at risk of exclusion.
Today’s announcement follows a successful pilot scheme rolled out last year in 10 post-primary schools serving communities supported by the Urban Villages Initiative – a good relations headline action of government’s Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC) strategy.
Cultural and sporting opportunities have intrinsic value, and can inspire personal success, but to view them only this narrowly would be to fail to understand their true value. Organisations working in these fields are doing so much more. Our inquiry showcases some of the evidence that we received, demonstrating the impact of culture and sport on positive outcomes in health, education, criminal justice and urban regeneration.
Morocco’s Ministry of Culture and Communication laid out its new strategy to support art and music education this week.