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8. Creativity and Culture

8.8 Synergies and partnerships

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Synergies between public policies and programmes
  2. Partnerships between the culture and creative sectors, youth organisations and youth workers

Synergies between public policies and programmes

The website of the National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts (Landelijk Kennisinstituut Cultuureducatie en Amateurkunst LKCA) offers information on the synergy between public policies and programmes. This includes a short historical overview about the synergy between culture policy and education policy throughout the 20st century:

  • Education and Culture were not always part of the same department. In the past, for almost 30 years (between 1918 and 1965) arts, sciences and education belonged to the same ministry. They separated when Arts was moved to the Ministry of Culture, Recreation and Social Work. It wasn’t until 1994 that Culture and Education were united again in the same ministry. Culture education became part of the national culture policy with the policy note Culture and School (1996) (only in Dutch). One year later a programme under the same name followed. This programme reconnected culture and education and earned culture education a firm spot in government policy. The current programme ‘Culture education with Quality’ (Cultuureducatie met Kwaliteit) of the Cultural Participation Fund (see also Paragraph 8.3) is the follow up of Culture and School.
  • Culture education is a part of culture policy, but is sometimes presented as ‘artistic orientation’ in primary education. Arts education and creative arts (CKV) in secondary education fall under education policy. Culture education, like the programme Culture education with Quality, gets funded out of the culture budget. This also includes the € 11.50 per student per year for culture education that schools receive from the Prestatiebox (Performance box).



Partnerships between the culture and creative sectors, youth organisations and youth workers

No information was found about partnerships between culture and creative sectors, youth organizations and youth workers.