A Fairer Future: October 2020 to January 2022

Cultural education

Sistema Scotland

Please note that we updated our strategy for A Fairer Future in July 2022. Read our blog about the changes and the new priorities.

The information on this page refers to our priorities in our original strategy for A Fairer Future.

Cultural education - in a classroom or through access to arts and culture - can contribute to all aspects of a child’s development, particularly supporting creativity, critical thinking, empathy, and resilience.

The arts equip children and young people with skills that will be increasingly important in future careers. Despite this, access to arts and culture is not distributed equally across the UK or in education settings. By supporting cultural organisations to work together with educators and artists, we will protect the right to high quality creative experiences for every child in school and in the community.

What we want to achieve

Impact goal

A new inclusive generation of leaders and artists

Long-term outcomes
  • Creativity is a key part of every child’s education
  • High-quality cultural education is accessible to all and online delivery is supported to reach beyond the digital divide

Applications for this priority are by invitation only.