Inclusion in cultural education

Institute for Cultural Policy of the Society for Cultural Policy, Bonn
Key objectives of the measure:
Taking stock: “Inklusive kulturelle Bildung und Kulturarbeit. Förderer und Akteure – Programme und Projekte” (Inclusive cultural education and cultural work: sponsors and actors – programmes and projects), 2013
Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, National
Nature of the measure:
regulatory, financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:
Offering insight into the complex field of investigation of inclusion in the area of culture, strengthening participation in cultural life with and for people with disabilities
Results expected through the implementation of the measure:
- Taking stock of the level of inclusion reached in cultural education and in cultural policy (programmes, funding guidelines, cultural event organisers) - Elucidating the components of an “inclusive profile” of and for patrons, actors, programmes and providers of inclusive cultural education - Presenting successful projects, cementing practices - Identifying gaps, formulating recommendations for action
Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:
Mapping measures in the area of inclusion and cultural work in Germany until 2014: Profile sheets of seven sponsors, including the Aktion Mensch funding organisation among others; seven actors, including Theater Ramba Zamba among others; and seven programmes including “Kultur und Alter” (Culture and Age), North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport among others Most important results: - Increasing number of civil society, private and public initiatives and institutions dedicating themselves to inclusive cultural education and cultural work - Accessibility understood since 2011 above all in structural terms (cultural tourism, institutions) - Accessibility of content should be (further) strengthened in future, technically and in terms of personnel (tactile offerings, simple language, sign language interpreters, cultural guides, and others) - Voluntary commitment by publically funded cultural institutions in municipalities, Länder and the Federation to employ people with severe disabilities, which exceeds the legal minimum requirements, could strengthen the social acceptance of disabilities - Guidelines and processes should be opened up to measures for inclusive cultural education, cultural work and artistic productions by people with disabilities
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)