8.3.2 Arts in schools
Responsibility for art, literature and music education lies with the federal states (Länder). Each Land maintains its own education structures and therefore classroom instruction also varies in scope and quality. Since many years, experts deplore a shortfall in music and fine arts instruction which is considered a widespread problem.
On the national level, e.g. with the programme "Culture and School" (a network of co-operation for extra-curricular cultural education including artists) and in some of the federal states (Länder), this has led to initiatives and regular programmes aimed at improving this situation. Examples are: