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The value of creativity for personal, social and economic development is increasingly well
recognised by education providers. The Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence and Skills for Scotland provide great opportunities for future strategic development. We want to ensure that the rich resources of Scotland’s artists and arts organisations contribute to and benefit from these developments.

One of our three aims is to place the arts, culture and creativity at the heart of learning. Our role is to support and develop arts education infrastructure and practice in Scotland. We work with colleagues to develop the educational elements of their work, through advocacy, research, networks and partnerships.

Successful arts education is an interactive process involving artists, arts organisations and the public that results in change and progression for those involved.


The Education budget for 2009/10 is £2.54 million, which is committed to funding partnership programmes across the formal and informal education sector.  The Education budget includes £2.10 million for the Cultural Co-ordinators in Scottish Schools programme.

For information about our funding schemes, please visit our Funding section.

NOF Summer Schools, Aberdeen Art Gallery; Photo: Press & Journal
Age of Creativity - An Tuireann; Photo: Graham McIver
Scottish Chinese Fusion; Photo: Glasgow City Council
Edinburgh International Book Festival; Photo: Pascal Saez
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