Part-time art education. Supply alignment and accessibility

Dutch speaking chamber on December 08, 2021

The 2018 part-time art education (PTAE) reform was intended to ensure better alignment of education supply to the needs, as well as a wider audience. Art schools can still take steps to improve their capturing of learning needs. Except in the field of dance, the spread of the supply has improved since the reform, but attending PTAE remains difficult in some of the municipalities. According to the art academies, the fact that the supply does not fully meet the demand is mainly due to a lack of resources for infrastructure, framework and operation. Underprivileged pupils do not enjoy the same PTAE participating opportunities as privileged pupils. Although recent years have brought some catching-up, the gap remains large. Special education pupils and pupils having received a (motivated) mainstream education report also participate relatively less in PTAE.