The views expressed in this blog are personal and may not correspond to the views of Arts Council England.

Quality principles for children and young people

The Arts Council is committed to ensuring that every young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts. Children and young people engage with arts and cultural activity in multiple ways and many approaches have been developed to evaluate the quality of these activities. The need to develop a shared approach for the Arts Council and arts and culture organisations to understand and compare the quality of work by, with and for children and young people has been identified.

Research and consultation

The Arts Council has commissioned NFER and Shared Intelligence to carry out a review of existing quality frameworks used by the arts, culture and youth sectors in order to reveal the principles of quality which underpin existing frameworks.

They will also be carrying out a broad consultation with the arts, culture and youth sectors to explore the values of quality which underpin or guide their work, and the approaches that individual practitioners or organisations take to ensure these are achieved.

This blog aims to encourage debate and discussion about this area of work, allowing people to share their knowledge and experience online.

A final report which outlines our research findings and consultation outputs will be published in spring 2012. For more information on the Arts Council’s work in this area visit the Arts Council website.

If you have any questions or comments about this project, please contact Amy Turton, Officer, Policy Development, Arts Council England.


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