Arts education in the CIS countries is a unique phenomenon organically combining tradition and innovation, human and national values, all kinds and genres of arts and cultural practices, and - most importantly - goals of personal and social development.

The Policy Brief summarizes the results of research conducted by groups of experts in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine in 2009-2012, which allow to assess the current state and problems of arts education development in the Commonwealth countries and set strategic goals for its future development.

This policy brief is addressed to public and political leaders in the CIS countries who are responsible for defining strategy and tactics for national systems of arts education and also to representatives of the expert community - cultural and arts education professionals responsible for implementing creative, social and cultural initiatives aimed toward the humanization of social life and the spiritual and creative development of a person.

The policy Brief is prepared in partnership with the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts, Institute of Arts Education of the Russian Academy of Education, National Institute for Education of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus in the framework of the UNESCO/IFESCCO Pilot Project «Arts Education in CIS Countries: Building Creative Capacities for 21st Century»

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