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A Child's Right to Participate Fully in Cultural and Artistic Life

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Creative and cultural experiences spark the imagination and ambition of children, for both their personal and potentially for their life-long professional goals. The Scottish Government’s Culture Strategy tells us why we need to open up the potential of culture as a transformative opportunity across society, and aims to place culture as a central consideration across all policy areas including education.

The Culture Counts Crowd-Sourced Manifesto, published in advance of the Scottish Parliament Elections in May 2021, calls for investment in a scheme to ensure that all children in Scotland of all ages are assured their right to regular access to a diverse range of cultural experiences.

In new research conducted by Survation on behalf of Culture Counts, we've measured public opinion on our Manifesto Ask. We have captured support for the idea that children should be supported to explore and experiment with a diverse range of free arts, creative and cultural learning.

Our survey sampled 1,010 residents aged 16+ living in Scotland. Fieldwork took place on 4-9 December 2020.