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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

Art forms are regarded as separate objects. The arts as a curricular area is compulsory through the entire first level of education (ISCED 1) and also in lower secondary education (ISCED 2).

The following is the status of different art subjects in the national curriculum:

 

In ISCED 3, students must complete optional compulsory contents (obvezne izbirne vsebine), one of which is Cultural and Art Content, which include and interconnect activities in music, fine arts, film, dance, theatre and word art as well as the activities of learning and preserving the natural heritage. The duration of these contents is 15 hours.

Slovenia encourages cross-curricular links between the arts and all other subjects as part of the aims for the whole curriculum.

 

In 2009, the National Guidelines for Cultural and Arts Education in Training and Education (Državne smernice za kulturno-umetnostno vzgojo v vzgoji in izobraževanju) were adopted. The list of areas in accordance with the aims of cultural and arts education includes and connects:

  • reading culture
  • film and audiovisual culture
  • musical art
  • Intermedia art (multimedia)
  • cultural heritage and technical culture
  • fine arts (painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design ...)
  • performing arts (theatre, puppets, contemporary dance ...)

 

This list of areas is open and is in no way complete. The aims of cultural and art education are intertwined and complementary:

  • realising the fundamental human right to education and participation in the cultural field
  • developing creativity
  • developing individual abilities
  • improving the quality of education
  • developing an aesthetic sensitivity and a critical attitude towards culture and art
  • expressing cultural diversity
  • raising the level of cultural awareness
  • promoting awareness of the importance of national cultural heritage

 

Non-formal learning is also supported and encouraged (see also Chapter 8.4 – Promoting culture and cultural participation) in the Implementation Plan for the Period 2016–2017 (Izvedbeni načrt Resolucije o Nacionalnem programu za mladino 2013-2022 za leti 2016 in 2017) and The Implementation Plan for the Period 2018–2019 (Izvedbeni načrt Resolucije o Nacionalnem programu za mladino 2013–2022 za leti 2018 in 2019), which envisages the following measure:

  • Obtaining additional knowledge for young people in the field of cultural activities within Public fund of the Republic of Slovenia for Cultural Activities
    • This measure of additional acquisition of knowledge and practical training with quality mentoring seeks to achieve, among others, the following goals:  
      • providing incentives for the employment of unemployed young people up to and including 29 years of age,
      • promoting tailor-made training and the intergenerational transfer of knowledge and experience to young people,
      • promoting cultural entrepreneurship among young people and
      • supporting young people in implementing innovative projects.
    • The measure includes monitoring the number of projects carried out, including the active participation of young people of all ages and from different social backgrounds, in learning about and protecting cultural heritage (indicator).
    • The measure is financed in the amount of 400,000 EUR each year (in 2016,  2017, 2018 and 2019).
    • Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.

 

  • Film education
    • This includes co-financing projects in the field of film education.
    • The measure includes monitoring the increased share of quality programmes and projects which actively involve young people (indicator).
    • The measure was financed in the amount of 30,000 EUR in 2016.
    • Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.

 

  • Cultural School
    • The project, which is primarily aimed at extracurricular cultural activities in elementary schools, has a clear goal – to increase the quality and extent of active and passive cultural participation of pupils.
    • The measure includes monitoring the number of schools with the title Cultural School (indicator).
    • The measure is financed in the amount of 10,000 EUR annually (in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
    • Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.

 

  • Target support for young artists in the field of music and ballet
    • This includes co-financing the programmes and financing several individual projects of young creators. In the framework of the co-financing of national public institutes, cultural programmes and sponsorships for young people are underway.
    • The measure includes monitoring the increased share of quality programmes and projects which actively involve young people (indicator).
    • The measure is financed in the amount of 350,000 EUR in 2016 and 2017 and the amount of 370,000 in 2018 and 2019.
    • Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.

 

  • Scholarships for specialised professions in culture
    • The measure is aimed at increasing the share of quality programmes and projects which actively involve young people (indicator).
    • The measure is financed in the amount of 291,666 EUR in 2016 and 2017, 434,164 EUR in 2018 and 676,336 EUR in 2019.
    • Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.

 

 

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

Professional workers in kindergartens and schools did not systematically encounter cultural education during their formal education, although in many study programmes (preschool education, classroom instruction etc.) they learned about individual fields of art.

Each year, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport issues a catalogue of programmes for further education and the training of professionals in education (Katalog programov nadaljnjega izobraževanja in usposabljanja strokovnih delavcev v vzgoji in izobraževanju). These kinds of professional training and seminars in the field of cultural and art education are carried out by various experts from different institutions and organisations. Quality training, involving professionals from cultural institutions and artists, is also presented within the Cultural Bazaar (Kulturni bazar) in the catalogue of offerings of cultural and art education (Katalog ponudbe kulturnoumetnostne vzgoje (2019). The Cultural Bazaar offers education and training for professionals in culture and youth fields as well as for the general public.

The Implementation Plan for the Period 2016–2017 (Izvedbeni načrt Resolucije o Nacionalnem programu za mladino 2013-2022 za leti 2016 in 2017) and The Implementation Plan for the Period 2018–2019 (Izvedbeni načrt Resolucije o Nacionalnem programu za mladino 2013–2022 za leti 2018 in 2019), envisages the following measures: 

  • Educational programmes for mentors of children's and youth folklore groups – reproduction of songs from children and young people
    • This seminar is intended for anyone interested in singing folk songs and transferring singing to children.
    • The indicator is the number of participants in the training.
    • The measure is financed in the amount of 20,000 EUR annually (in 2016,  2017, 2018 and 2019).
    • Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.

 

  • Education in theatre pedagogy
    • The purpose of this education is to present practical examples of how to motivate pupils through theatre pedagogy, to increase the quality of teaching and the understanding of the substance in the classroom. The training is intended for those who encounter and use the theatre in their work.
    • The indicator is the number of participants in the training.
    • The measure is financed in the amount of 5,000 EUR each year (in 2016,  2017, 2018 and 2019).
    • Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.

 

  • Educational module – film education
    • The seminar informs participants about the basic concepts and contents, methods of work, the animation of young people and the way of organising film-educational activities at various levels and in various forms.
    • The indicator is the number of participants in the training.
    • The measure is financed in the amount of 2,000 EUR annually (in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
    • Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.

 

  • Development of innovative learning environments and flexible forms of learning to raise general competencies in the field of culture
  • Competencies will be improved by promoting flexible forms of learning; strengthening the competencies of professionals in all fields of culture and the arts; implementing various models of transition between cultural and artistic content and the environment, including the mobility of the professionals and students.
  • New methods, including ICT tools, will be introduced.
  • The measure is the number of implemented projects, which include active participation of young people of all ages and from different social backgrounds in learning about cultural heritage and its protection.
  • The measure is financed in the amount of 100,000 EUR in 2016, 300,000 EUR in 2017 and 200,000 EUR in 2018 and 2019.
  • Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.

 

Providing quality access to creative environments

The Implementation Plan for the Period 2016–2017 (Izvedbeni načrt Resolucije o Nacionalnem programu za mladino 2013-2022 za leti 2016 in 2017) and The Implementation Plan for the Period 2018–2019 (Izvedbeni načrt Resolucije o Nacionalnem programu za mladino 2013–2022 za leti 2018 in 2019), envisages the following measures:

  • A direct call for directors of public institutes in the field of culture to submit their financial plans and work programmes for 2016–2017 and for 2018–2019.
    • In accordance with the proposals of the programmes of the work of public institutes in the field of cultural heritage, public institutions will provide spatial and technical possibilities (infrastructure, etc.).
    • The measure is financed in the amount of 200,000 EUR each year.
    • Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.

 

  • Youth programme in the field of amateur cultural activities
    • This includes performing a programme of events for children and youth in the field of the following artistic types: choral, theatre and puppet theatre, literature, instrumental music, folklore dance, film and fine arts. The programme is implemented in cooperation with elementary schools.
    • The measure includes monitoring the increased share of quality programmes and projects which actively involve young people (indicator).
    • The measure is financed in the amount of 150,000 EUR annually (in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
    • Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.

 

  • Funding programmes for Slovenian film heritage intended for young people
    • This includes funding programmes of the Slovenian Cinematheque, including the Pedagogical Programme for Children and Youth.
    • The measure includes monitoring the increased share of quality programmes and projects which actively involve young people (indicator).
    • The measure is financed in the amount of 22,246 EUR in 2016 and 2017.
    • Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.

 

  • Growing up with a book (Rastem s knjigo)
    • This is a national project promoting reading culture, implemented and managed by the Slovenian Book Agency.
    • The measure includes monitoring the increased share of quality programmes and projects which actively involve young people (indicator).
    • The measure is financed in the amount of 80,000 EUR annually (in 2016 and 2017) and 75,000 EUR in 2018 and 2019.
    • Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.

  

  • The support is provided for projects and programmes in the broad field of reading culture, literary events, trainings, publishing books intended for young people.
  • The indicator is participation of young people in reading culture development events.
  • The measure is financed in the amount of approximately 200,000–300,000 EUR annually (in 2018 and 2019).
  • Implementation is the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.