Arts and cultural education
Arts and Cultural Education:
Arts and cultural education spans all areas of culture and the arts. As such, the Arts and Cultural Education Advisor has a cross-cutting role within the DAC and works with the various representations of the areas of competence of the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
The Arts and Cultural Education Advisor supports its work in the following directions:
- Support the arrangements in school time in partnership with the rector and the academic inspections, in relation with the teachers and relying on the territory’s artistic pool
- Create partnerships with local authorities to structure a policy of arts and cultural education in school time in relation to the services of the National Education (schools, colleges, high schools, university) and excluding school time, in coherence with the cultural policy conducted in a territory. To support the projects, the advisor makes the link between cultural resources and teaching teams.
The Department of Cultural Affairs ensures that priority is given to encountering works, artists and heritage, educating the sensibility and promoting the aesthetic judgment of young people.
They create the conditions for a personal encounter with the artistic process or heritage values.
The path of arts and cultural education:
Circular no. 2013-073 of 3-5-2013 on the EAC route was published in BOEN (Bulletin officiel de l'Éducation nationale) no. 19 of 9 May 2013:
The aim of setting up the arts and cultural education pathway is to ensure that all young people have equal access to art and culture, while respecting the freedom and initiatives of all concerned.
The objective of the artistic and cultural education pathway is therefore to bring together teaching and educational activities, to link them to personal experiences, to enrich and diversify them. The implementation of the course must both formalize and highlight the actions carried out, giving them continuity.
It must enable the young person, by the sensitive experience of practices, by the encounter of works and artists, by investigations, to found a personal artistic culture, to be introduced to the different languages of art and to diversify and develop its means of expression.
The artistic and cultural education path combines all the knowledge acquired, the experienced practices and the meetings organized in the fields of arts and culture, in a complementarity between school, extracurricular and extra-school time.
This path contributes fully to the success and development of each young person through the discovery of the aesthetic experience and the pleasure it provides, through the appropriation of knowledge, skills, values, and the development of his creativity. It also helps to build a social bond based on a common culture.
Its implementation results from the consultation between the different actors of a territory to build a coherent educational offer for young people, which goes beyond the simple juxtaposition of actions, in all areas of arts and culture.