Creativity and Arts Education Petition UNESCO


The member states of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, are meeting over the next couple of weeks at the General Conference.

UNESCO’s work is prioritised into 48 different areas, of which the creativity program (under which arts education falls) is currently ranked at the very bottom and is in danger of being eliminated. If this occurs, many arts education programs funded by UNESCO throughout the world will be dropped.

Concerned arts educators are urged to sign this petition online as soon as possible, to keep creativity and arts education on the list of UNESCO’s major priorities.

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2 Responses

  1. Susan Hayworth says:

    I am a Drama teacher and I have seen the impact that a strong robust arts education can make on young lives. I have been doing this for over 30 years and Arts educators have been fighting the same battles for all this time. By making creativity a priority and putting it first you will finally acknowledge decades of research and make a REAL difference.

  2. Louise Robinson says:

    If this were to happen not only would self expression be sqaushed, but the the overall development of human beings would drop to a fearful low. I don’t want to see a future of robot like humans.

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