The 100% Arts and Cultural Education (EAC) label aims to distinguish the communities involved in a project aiming at the benefit of quality arts and cultural education for 100% of the young people of their territory.
Presentation of the device
What is Arts and Cultural Education (EAC)?
Arts and Cultural Education (EAC) is an art education and an art education. It is a coherent journey that combines the attendance of works, the encounter with artists and cultural professionals, the acquisition of knowledge and artistic practice. By contributing to the development of creativity and critical thinking among children and youth, arts and cultural education allows them to give meaning to their experiences and to better understand the world. The generalization of the EAC implies the mobilization of all the territorial, ministerial, artistic, cultural, associative actors, to develop actions closer to the territories.
Qu'est-ce que le label 100% EAC ?
The 100% EAC label values a commitment, a partnership approach and a strategy to achieve the generalization of arts and cultural education in the territory. The label is awarded by the Prefect of the Region and the Rector of the Academy for a renewable period of five years, after the advice of the decentralized services (Rector and Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs), which can mobilize other experts. The High Council for Arts and Cultural Education (HCEAC), meeting in plenary on 17 December 2021 in the presence of ministers in charge of culture and national education, officially launched the process of labeling “100% EAC” for local authorities and municipalities.
Les avantages du label
Ce label apporte une dynamique nationale pour donner de la visibilité à l’engagement des collectivités. Il aide à renforcer la cohérence de l'action, à dépasser les cloisonnements, fédérer les acteurs, mobiliser d’autres partenaires, pérenniser les dispositifs et développer de nouveaux projets. Il ne s'accompagne pas d'une subvention supplémentaire.
The High Council for Arts and Cultural Education (HCEAC) brings together the actors of the EAC in a perspective of sharing and analysis of practices serving a ambitious policy of generalisation.
The HCEAC, a collegial body of 30 members co-chaired by the ministers in charge of education and culture, proposes guidelines for arts and cultural education. Representatives of several ministries (in charge of culture, education, youth, agriculture, higher education, the city, the family) sit alongside major actors of local authorities represented by associations of elected officials, and qualified personalities from academia, culture and associations. Emmanuel Ethis, Rector of the Brittany Academic Region, is vice-president. Between 2018 and 2020, representatives of ten laboratory territories met in 100% EAC College to bring their experience for the elaboration of methodological tools that accompany the 100% EAC label.
The Territorial Inventory Practice Guide, which is the result of this consultation, presents three-level analysis and evaluation criteria, in order to help the candidate communities to evaluate their policy in favour of the generalization of the EAC and to propose a five-year strategy to achieve this, with their own goals.
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Am I concerned by this approach?
Local and regional authorities can apply for the label.
You represent a territorial collectivity or an intercommunality (communes, communities of communes, communities of agglomeration, urban communities, metropolises, etc.) with:
- several schools;
- places for young people aged 3 to 18;
- a diversity of cultural actors able to propose resources and partnerships.
Companies, associations, regions, central governments cannot submit a file.
1. Self-assessment, by the territories themselves wishing to engage in the EAC generalization process, to formulate the strategy to reach the “100% EAC” over a period of 5 years.
The criteria examine several aspects related to:
- the content of the projects: artistic and cultural approach (respecting the Charter for Arts and Cultural Education, available at the bottom of the page)
- temporality: school time/ excluding school time, family environment
- to the public concerned: early childhood, higher education, etc.
- the implementation of projects by cultural partners
- piloting and evaluation.
The criteria are presented in the Practical guide for the territorial inventory.
Particular attention is paid to the fully inclusive dimension of these projects, including the consideration of priority territories and specific audiences.
2. The decision to label 100% BEC is jointly taken and co-signed, after consulting the departments concerned, by the regional prefect and the rector of academy.
This label is granted for a renewable term of five years, after examination of the dossiers by the Regional Directorates for Cultural Affairs and Academic Delegations for Arts and Culture, which can as far as necessary mobilise the expertise of their partners involved in the generalisation of arts and cultural education.
The 2023 schedule will be announced shortly.
- To access the online form, click on the "Start" button at the bottom of this page.
- Log in or create an account, then let yourself be guided. You will need of the practical guide for the territorial inventory to fill out the form.
If you have any questions about the 100% EAC label, please contact: Gaëlle Bebin, Secretary General of the High Council for Arts and Cultural Education at email@example.com.
Nominations for 2022 are now closed.