Sweden/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.2 Arts in schools

Art, crafts and music are all integrated as subjects in school, and obligatory as such in the first nine years of school. Extensive municipal programmes for music and art education as leisure activities also exist in most municipalities in the form of municipal music and culture schools. The Creative School (Skapande skola) programme provides municipalities and other school principals with an opportunity to apply for grants from the Swedish Arts Council for cultural projects involving children in preschools, as well as in grades 1-9 (approximately 7-16 years old).

Chapter published: 16-05-2017