What exactly is “good” cultural education? How can cultural education inspire children and young people so that their enthusiasm for art and culture lasts a lifetime? What conditions are necessary for achieving this? How much evaluation do we need and how can the results be concretely implemented?
Nowadays, there is general consensus that cultural education is necessary. However, despite the dynamic developments of recent years, we must remember that cultural education programmes are still not available everywhere and not everything that carries the “cultural education” label is good. The sixth Children to Olympus! congress examined the quality of these cultural education programmes. When are they effective? How do they motivate children to participate in cultural life and create opportunities for creativity and cultural involvement? The congress served as a platform for participants to methodically examine and exchange ideas for practical application. It was targeted at representatives from kindergartens and schools, state and municipal officials, artists, cultural organizations, institutions of cultural education, and artistic institutions of higher education.
The Cultural Foundation of German States was organizing the congress together with the Federal Cultural Foundation and the Federal Agency for Civic Education. Its cooperation partners included the Lower Saxon Ministry of Science and Culture, the PwC Foundation Youth – Education – Culture, and the Bertelsmann Foundation. The congress events have been staged at the Schauspiel Hannover, the Niedersächsische Landesmuseum Hannover, the Künstlerhaus Hannover and the Wilhelm Busch – German Museum of Caricature and Graphic Art.
The congress programme is available at www.kinderzumolymp.de (external link, opens in a new window).
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