Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (783)

Peadar Tóibín


783. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the appointment of a chair of the implementation group of arts in education charter; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9276/18]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

Creative youth was published and launched in December 2017. This plan is building on and broadening the great work which was already well underway regarding the arts in education charter. The charter, launched in 2013, is a joint initiative of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht working in association with the Arts Council to promote arts in education.

The first stage of implementation of creative youth, which is a five-year programme, involves a series of key actions for 2018 to 2019. We are working with Department of Education and Skills, Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Arts Council to progress these actions over the next two years.

One of the key actions within creative youth is to support the actions within the arts in education charter and drive their implementation and all partners will work together to achieve this.

Consideration is currently being given to the place of the charter implementation group, and the appointment of a new chair, in the wider context of the creative youth programme and the appropriate oversight mechanism for delivery of that programme. This will be addressed in the coming weeks.