The Culture in the Schools program is designed to produce citizens who are actively involved in cultural life. The program achieves this by increasing the number of cultural experiences offered to students through the resources listed in a unique online directory entitled Répertoire de ressources culture-éducation directory. These resources are:
- cultural organizations (including science culture)
The Culture in the Schools program has four components:
- Cultural Workshops at School
This component helps bring artists, writers and cultural organizations into the schools to share their creative processes with students in a workshop setting.
- Science Culture
This component enables people from science organizations to come into the classroom and share their scientific and technological processes with students in a workshop setting. It also enables students to go on field trips to organizations that contribute to science culture.
- Schools Host an Artist or Writer
This component allows students to participate, for a period of 4 to 12 weeks, in an ongoing project involving artistic exploration. It also offers professional artists and writers the opportunity to spend time in a school environment and to find inspiration there for their own creative pursuits.
This component works with two organizations, Culture pour tous and Vision Diversité, to get students to participate in artistic and cultural workshops that promote exploration and creativity.
To be eligible, projects must be carried out in public or private schools with students in:
- preschool education
- elementary education
- secondary education including:
- adult general education
- vocational training
The new Science Culture component of the Culture in the Schools program makes it possible for students to learn about scientific and technological culture, become acquainted with related processes and topics, and participate in science and technology activities and events.
Please note that the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation has contributed financially to this component.
More specifically, the Culture in the Schools program is designed to:
- ensure that the cultural dimension is integrated into classroom and school activities in accordance with the Québec Education Program
- offer students a range of cultural experiences that will have a positive impact on their learning and allow them to develop open-mindedness, curiosity, critical judgment and aesthetic appreciation
- promote more joint action among schools and cultural organizations, while taking into account the diversity of regional realities
Students are therefore encouraged to play an active role in these activities in order to derive lasting benefits, such as learning how to work in a team and developing creativity, critical judgment and aesthetic appreciation. As adults, they will be more likely to participate in the cultural life of their communities.
Field trips to cultural organizations
The Culture in the Schools program, supported by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, provides assistance only for cultural activities that are carried out in the school, with the exception of projects in the Science Culture component, which can include school field trips to science organizations.
Field trips to cultural venues other than those of a scientific nature are supported through partnership agreements (Mesure de concertation régionale en culture-éducation) established by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications (MCC). For more information on this measure, please contact your regional MCC office