Françoise ENEL
april 2011
8 p.

The development of artistic and cultural education policies under the aegis of local authorities over the last twenty years has today given rise to a patchwork of systems. Based on a survey conducted in the Nord – Pas-de-Calais and Loire regions, and following a historical overview of the formulation of the artistic and cultural education policy between state and regional authorities, this study analyses the various configurations and strategies developed at regional level. Five typical configurations have been identified: a policy of cultural and artistic education integrated with national policy, a policy based around a particular discipline (live entertainment, for example), multi-disciplinary governance, a segmented approach in which the various bodies or systems work alongside each other, and finally external implementation. Ultimately, the study reminds us that the context in which political and technological change takes place shapes a redefinition of the meaning of public action in all its forms to encourage the development of artistic and cultural education initiatives.