Cultural Policy for Arts Education: African-European Practises & Perspectives

Yvette Hardie and Wolfgang Schneider

Arts Education institutions and programs create an excellent framework for personality development: learning knowledge, learning skills and learning life. Their attainment requires education to be a holistic concept of advancement that includes aesthetic practice and involvement with the arts. It challenges them to use their actions to think about the meaning of life, in as much as everyone can use artistic experiences to affirm and interrogate their self-image. The Research Program of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development at the University of Hildesheim in Germany brought together experts from the Universities in Dar Es Salam, Kampala, Nairobi, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Casablanca and Tunis and further independent researchers to exchange concepts in Cultural Policy for Arts Education. Discussed with the participants of the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering.

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  • International, International, International
  • Programme Type: On Ground Festival
  • Duration (minutes): 60
  • Ages: 18+ (Professional Content,Aimed Towards Adults)
  • Release Date: May 21, 2022
  • Language: English

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Wolfgang SCHNEIDER, Editor
Yvette HARDIE, Editor
Daniel GAD, Editor


Wolfgang SCHNEIDER (PhD) was UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development and is Professor Emeritus of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim, Chairman of the German National Fund for Performing Arts and Honorary President of ASSITEJ International.

Yvette HARDIE is the Director of ASSITEJ South Africa, and works as a theatre administrator, director, producer and educator, focusing on theatre for young audiences. She has written national curricula and textbooks for Dramatic/Creative Arts, and has taught widely in secondary and tertiary contexts. She is also Honorary President of ASSITEJ International.