The Arts Council wants to make sure children can make, share and enjoy all kinds of art.
The arts include dance, music, stories, poetry, film, painting, putting on plays, going to shows, making and building, and much more…
The Arts Council is guided by our policy and our plan for children and young people’s arts.
In developing our policy and plan, we consulted with children and young people and professional stakeholders. We also drew on relevant research regarding arts and cultural participation among children and young people up to age 13 and up to age 17, as well as research regarding participation in the arts by young people ages 16-24.
The Arts Council’s ten-year strategy Making Great Art Work (2016-2025) includes a key objective to plan and provide for children and young people.
More information about legislation, policy frameworks and national strategies concerning children and young people is available here.