The Creativity programme, within which arts education falls, was ranked at the very bottom of UNESCO’s 48 priority areas and is at risk of elimination. If this happens, UNESCO’s invaluable work in this area, including the Road Map for Arts Education, the World Conferences for Arts Education, the International Arts Education week, and all the other projects related to both arts education and creativity in the broadest sense, may be terminated and no longer receive support. A petition has been started with already more than 11 000 supporters to convince Member States that creativity should be accorded a higher ranking.
Creativity as UNESCO priority: sign the petition
From the network - 13th November 2013