Observatory for Arts and Cultural Education, Finland
The Observatory for Arts and Cultural Education, Finland was founded in 2017. Its aim is to make arts and culture education effective and accessible, and to elevate its social status and recognition. Its top priority is arts and culture education for children and young people. It also seeks to promote lifelong learning and arts and culture education for various age and target groups.
The Observatory for Arts and Cultural Education, Finland comprises CERADA, the Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts (part of the University of the Arts Helsinki) and the Association of Finnish Children’s Cultural Centres. Its cooperation partners are Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture, the University of Lapland’s Faculty of Art and Design, The Haukkala Foundation, the Finnish association for basic education in the arts, the Finnish Association of Adult Education Centres, and the Finnish National Agency for Education. The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture supports the Observatory’s actions. The Observatory’s programme of work complies with UNESCO policies and guidelines for arts and culture education and with the Articles of Association of the ENO network.