All Schools Should Be Art Schools

The project aims to harmonize the methodologies by which the arts are understood and taught in the public education system, in school and preschool cycles, with the arsenal and wealth of methods developed by independent art and art education initiatives, reducing as much as possible the gap between them .

All Schools Should Be Art Schools involves three integral components that aim to: popularize the pedagogical concept of learning environment; emphasizing the importance of artistic education and through art, together with the public and cultural space of Timișoara, as methods capable of facilitating or even elevating the content of the various humanities and real subjects in compulsory education, through concrete examples and case studies and the valorization of current pedagogical contents , adapted to the needs of today's children.

All Schools Should Be Art Schools is addressed directly to teachers and educators in the Timișoara education system, as well as preschoolers and students. Designed to create intersections between art and pedagogy to improve the public education system. The project continues Minitremu's activities developed within the Out of School program, part of Timișoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023 for the regeneration of the artistic and educational curriculum based on European values.

The title of the project is given by the work "All schools should be art schools" - an artistic manifesto made by Patrick Brill in 2016. It was the campaign slogan of his political initiative - The Art Party -, through which he aimed to counter the conservative influence in the British public space, along with signaling the disappearance of the arts from the national school curriculum. It is a statement of the importance of the arts for learning, together with the idea that the arts are a human right.

This project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara European Capital of Culture in the year 2023" and is financed by the Power Station+ program | Creative schools, run by the Center for Projects Timișoara, with amounts allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.