The Observatory for Arts and Cultural Education, Finland
The top priority of The Observatory for Arts and Cultural Education, Finland is children’s and young people’s arts and cultural education so that every child can get the most benefits from art also in terms of health and wellbeing.
The Observatory collects, analyses, interprets and disseminates information on the practices and policies in the field of arts and cultural education in Finland. It reinforces the knowledge base, connections between research and practical work, and the European cooperation in the field.
The Observatory for Arts and Cultural Education, Finland is formed by 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 in cooperation with Aalto University, the Finnish National Agency for Education, Taiteen Perusopetusliitto (Finnish association for basic education in arts) and the University of Lapland.