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8. Creativity and Culture

Last update: 28 November 2023

Providing young people cultural activities outside of school is in general a municipal responsibility in Sweden. The government is though co-financing a number of activities, such as culture schools. Municipal culture schools form the largest voluntary cultural activity for children and young people in Sweden.

Young people's own cultural activities, outside of family or school/culture school context, often take place in youth associations, study circles or other non-formal education activities within liberal adult education (folkbildning). 

The government promotes the creative use of new technologies in its IT strategy for compulsory and upper secondary school. According to the strategy, schools are to strengthen the creative abilities of students to solve problems and translate ideas into action, by using digital media and tools.