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Cultural Learning Alliance | Imagine Nation 2017: the value of cultural learning

Date Created: 28th Feb 2017

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‘Arts education is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. It’s really the air many of these kids breathe. It’s how we get kids excited about getting up and going to school in the morning. It’s how we get them to take ownership of their future.’

– Michelle Obama, Honorary Chair, President’s Committee on the Arts & the Humanities, 2009–2016

The CLA first published ImagineNation, together with its first Key Research Findings in 2011, thereby setting the agenda for a national conversation about the value of cultural learning. This new edition, based on an updated Key Research Findings report, presents a refreshed, comprehensive and compelling case for the value of cultural learning within and beyond our education system.

ImagineNation has been produced through consultation with the CLA’s members and is available as a free PDF from the CLA website: 




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