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8. Creativity and Culture

8.5 Developing cultural and creative competences

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  1. Acquiring cultural and creative competences through education and training
  2. Specialised training for professionals in the education, culture and youth fields
  3. Providing quality access to creative environments

Acquiring cultural and creative competences through education and training

Creativity is one of the six fundamental pillars upon which the National Curriculum Guide for Compulsory Schools is based. It is not taught as a separate subject but is to be interwoven with all subjects and fields of study.

A large part of work done in youth centres focuses on creativity and art, which falls under a non-formal education.

 

Specialised training for professionals in the education, culture and youth fields

No documents suggest that a specialised training for these personnel is funded or organized by the top-level authorities.

 

Providing quality access to creative environments

In some cases, municipalities provide access to creative environments through venues intended for young people, either in formal education on outside education. For example, the Municipality of Reykjavík hosts a talent competition for all students in grades 8, 9 and 10.

Músíktilraunir as a large, nation wide music competition where bands compete and has marked the first step of various successful bands, some of which have made names for themselves internationally.