Strategic Guidelines for the Development of Arts Education in the CIS Countries

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

Within the framework of the UNESCO/IFESCCO Pilot Project “Arts education in the CIS Countries: Development of Creative Capacities in the XXI Century (2009-2014)” a new Book is published. This publication summarizes the results of researches conducted by groups of experts in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, 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. 

Today the Commonwealth Independent States (CIS) comprises a unique regional intergovernmental organization and interaction mechanism for solving key issues of development in the member-states, including issues related to the economy, security, political and humanitarian cooperation, migration, and the development of contacts between citizens of the Commonwealth member-states including Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.

During the twenty years of CIS history, and especially in recent years, humanitarian interaction has become one of the recognized priorities for developing and promoting the Commonwealth, strengthening its innovative potential, and boosting its efficiency.

Cultural development and cross-cultural interaction is a priority, in that it allows the Commonwealth countries to participate actively in constructing the world’s new image in the new millennium. The development of public arts and aesthetic education, programs for gifted children and youth support, developing competitive creative industries, improving national legislation, and philanthropy play an important role in achieving the above goals, following a broad understanding of culture embedded in UNESCO documents.

"Strategic Guidelines for the Development of Arts Education in the CIS Countries" (only in Russian)