To address our education challenges it requires authorities, schools, parents and educators to collectively commit to a stronger educational culture, that considers the arts as an integral component of upbringing and development. In addition, the inclusion of the arts and culture in an educational system supports the development of an inclusive and active multicultural society. It also improves the quality of life and access to knowledge through formal, non-formal and informal learning. This will ultimately contribute directly to sustainable development targets, relevant to Malta, including: knowledge transfer in traditional crafts and skills, understanding of tangible and intangible heritage, engagement in diversity of expressions, valorisation of sustainable cities and active participation in intercultural dialogue.
- Invest a minimum of €400,000 in the Kreattiv programme; we will also measure the programme’s impact on creativity in schools.
- Collaborate with education entities and advocate for the inclusion of a broader spectrum of Arts Education across all schools in Malta and Gozo;
- Invest a minimum of €500,000 in the cultural participation programme to ensure that every secondary school student will experience a minimum of one artistic production a year produced by creative professionals and presented through a curated programme. We will evaluate this programme and assess its extension to primary schools;
- Work with all Public Cultural Organisations to develop a yearly comprehensive learning programme addressing the objectives of the strategy;
- Develop the culture mentors network that brings together educators who serve as cultural ambassadors in schools;
- Collaborate with education entities and industry professionals to establish a national register for accredited arts educators and arts education institutions.