Art for All

Ministry of Culture, Science and Education
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Art for All is a cultural project for children and youth. The project aims to select and produce art events nationwide, ensuring that children and youth have access to diverse and sophisticated cultural programs regardless of their residential and economic circumstances.

The main focus of the project is on culture, both for and with children. Its goal is to ensure that all children throughout primary and secondary educational levels in Iceland have the opportunity to enjoy regular visits by artists. Over the course of a ten-year period of school attendance, children and youth will be introduced to diverse artistic expressions in Iceland, cultural heritage and art from different cultural spheres.

Through the project, the cultural supply in Iceland is increased and extended. The project strengthens the cooperation of artists and art groups with the children and youth of the nation, while maintaining high standards of quality and professionalism.

The Art for All website provides a useful venue for accessing information regarding cultural content for children. All art events on offer for Icelandic schools are listed on the website (Listvidburdir); information on cultural institutions and museums in Iceland that offer art and culture for children and youth (Listveitan); and an online source of diverse and professional art material for schools (Menningarhus og sofn).

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The project provides children and youth with equal opportunity to experience diverse cultural expressions through their education. This leads to an increase in cultural expressions in the nation, by providing artists with a platform to express their art as well as youth an opportunity to experience this art. The project also provides an opportunity for cooperation between artists and schools and offers more venues for cultural expressions.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Prioridades transversales