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Every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, museums and libraries

Explore our work with Children and Young People and find out about the Cultural Education Challenge

We want to invest in arts organisations, museums and libraries that focus on creating high-quality arts and cultural learning experiences for, by and with children and young people. We want to galvanise and facilitate local partnerships, and to work with the Department for Education and other partners to ensure a coherent, national approach to the provision of excellent arts and culture for all children and young people.

What will success look like?

  • more children and young people have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, museums and libraries
  • more children and young people receive a high-quality cultural education in and out of school
  • arts organisations, museums and libraries are delivering high-quality arts and cultural experiences for children and young people

Find out more about Goal 5 by reading our strategy, Great art and culture for everyone (pdf) or by watching the films on the Our mission and strategic framework page. You can also see examples of the goal in action below.

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