UNESCO Arts Education Observatories
Following the UNESCO Expert Symposium on Arts Education in Asia "Measuring the effects of arts in education" held in Hong Kong in January 2004, the Office of the UNESCO Regional Adviser for Culture in Asia and the Pacific produced the "Asia-Pacific Action Plan" (previously "Action Plan Asia"). This document describes the strategy for establishing Arts Education Observatories in the Asia-Pacific region.
These Observatories act as clearing houses, collecting, analyzing, re-packaging and disseminating resources on arts education, with the objective of supporting advocacy processes and influencing policy making on Arts Education.
In preparation of the 2010 World Conference, they will work on compiling and disseminating information on Arts Education in their country or region.
The Arts Education observatories:
- Melbourne University (Australia)
- National Centre for Research in Music Education and Sound Arts (New Zealand)
- National Institute of Education (Singapore)
- The Asia-Pacific Art Therapy Centre (Thailand)
- The Hong-Kong School of Creativity (HKSAR, China)