State Program on development of children's music, art and painting schools in the Republic of Azerbaijan 2014-2018

Key objectives of the measure:

The State Program aims to take stock of the past developments in the field of arts educations in Azerbaijan and implement measures, activities and actions that would aim to fulfil the specific current needs of music, art and painting schools in the country by building capacities and enhancing schools infrastructure to support young talents and develop opportunities of interested young people to engage in creativity.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
regulatory, financial
Main feature of the measure:

Being institutionally framed under the Ministry of Culture, the public children's music, art and painting schools in Azerbaijan operate with 5-7 years system. At present, 237 children's music, arts and painting schools function in the country. Of these institutions, 70 are located in rural areas. Currently, more than 80,000 students attend these educational institutions and over 16,000 music, arts and painting teachers are engaged in their education.

At the same time, taking into account the growing demand of young people willing to engage into creativity in recent years, several children's music schools with great pedagogical experience and relevant facilities and technical base have been transformed into eleven-year education institutions. Nowadays, 16 music and art schools (15 schools in Baku, 1 school in Mingachevir) operate based on 11-year education system.

The State Program is composed of a number of components, which include improvement of material-technical basis for the functioning of the children's schools, renovation of schools premises and buildings, identification and fulfillment of pedagogical needs of the schools, in terms of adequate availability of teachers and teaching materials, including specific equipment, such as musical instruments and relevant equipment and facilities.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The Program has already proved its efficiency. In 2015-2017, during the implementation of the Program, more young people studying in the schools under this Program have managed to take first places in various national and international competitions and festivals. Artistic products from Azerbaijan created by young artists have become an integral part of arts world. Children’s schools are now well equipped to boosts children's interest in music, art, painting and support their talent. As results of Program, several schools have been completely renovated, including eleven children's music school No. 26 named after M.Magomayev. A new building was constructed for the Children's Music School No. 9 named after Garyagdioglu and the schools is now completely operational. At present, major repairs and reconstruction works are being carried out in some children's music and art schools, construction of new school buildings is underway.  The musical schools have received more than 60 musical instruments. Every new academic year the schools are provided with musical instruments, solid equipment, books, song books, as well as other types of equipment. A monitoring activity has been foreseen at the end of the program to analyze its efficiency in terms achieved results in 2019.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

75 500 USD

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Visual Arts