The World Alliance for Arts Education – comprised of the International Drama Education Association, International Society for Education through Art, International Society for Music Education, and the World Dance Alliance – is working with Creative Generation to support the global celebration in 2020.

The fourth week of May was dedicated to the celebration of arts education by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2011. Then UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova said “Arts education is a key to training generations capable of reinventing the world that they have inherited. It supports the vitality of cultural identities by emphasizing their links with other cultures, thus contributing to the construction of a shared heritage. It helps to form tolerant and dynamic citizens for our globalizing world.”

This year’s event will require special coordination to promote remote activities that will keep participants engaged from a distance.

According to Creative Generation: “Activities will take place during the week of 25-31 May 2020 in three ways: an online visibility campaign through social media using #ArtsEdWeek; sharing of student and educator-made artwork including a virtual reality exhibition; and professional learning seminars for arts educators.”

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