Cultural Learning Alliance Group publishes Social Justice Statement
Date Created: 19th Sep 2018
The Cultural Learning Alliance champions a right to arts and culture for every child.
Every child should have access to the benefits that arts and culture bring.
Equality of access to arts and culture is the right of every child and should be unaffected by income, ethnicity, gender, disability or location. This is a social justice issue: research shows that children with an arts deficit are disadvantaged educationally and economically while their more fortunate peers – generally from more affluent backgrounds – are more resilient, healthier, do better in school, are more likely to vote, to go to university, to get a job and to keep it. Participation in the arts fuels social mobility.