Unresolved World Issues Project – Lack of Access to the ArtsCountry Research: GermanyAndrew GaborDefinition of the IssueDefinition of the ArtsThe conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objectsExamples:Visual artPaintingDrawingCeramicsSculptureArchitecturePerforming artsMusicTheaterDanceDefinition of Lack of AccessLittle to no museums/performances available Cost prohibitiveLittle to no art educationSchool budget cutsCompete with sports and academics for funding”Not as important”Ways to Resolve the IssueMore outreach programsBring the arts to low-income familiesLittle to no cost for familiesSeed interest in art in younger generationsEducationArts should not be first programs cut with tighter budgetsCompulsory arts classes in schoolsPresent in varying degrees around the worldContemporary Issues/EventsWhat is going on right now (past 5 years)?Doesn’t have to be negativeAbout three things (more or less) Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media has an annual award program of €60,000-80,000 to acknowledge the importance and enhancement of the arts every year.Germany has entire division devoted to arts while a plethora of countries aren’t at all concerned with arts education. Germany’s model implies that a country can make a sustained, direct investment in arts education with admirable results. It also implies that the age-old tension between quality and equity does not necessarily go away with increased resources.Germany require schoolchildren to study the arts every year, and their schools devote more classroom time to arts than American ones.Entities Addressing the IssueTop 3 totalGermany’s Federal Ministry of Education & Research Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media Steps Taken to Address the IssueSuccessfulEducational Alliances to Reduce Educational Deprivation had Ministry of Education supporting post school art education with a sum of €30-40 million per year.adding the arts to the Arbitur (the college entrance exam issued to Gymnasium students), probably to address concerns that the arts are “squeezed out” as students prepare for the Big TestDeveloped national standards for cultural educationStarted funding for more competitions and art awardsDeveloped relationship with school and art companies/networksUnsuccessfulAs of 2013, there were a total of 427 institutions of higher learning in Germany. Besides 108 universities (Universitäten), there were six teachers colleges (pädagogische Hochschulen), 17 theological seminaries (theologische Hochschulen), 52 art colleges (Kunsthochschulen), 215 technical institutes (Fachhochschulen) and 29 state administrative training institutes (Verwaltungsfachhochschulen). Fewer than 100 of these are private institutions.Works Cited”Art.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2018.Gibas, Talia. “Looking Beyond Our Borders for National Arts Education Policies.” LOOKING BEYOND OUR BORDERS FOR NATIONAL ARTS EDUCATION POLICIES, Createquity, 15 Jan. 2013, createquity.com /2013/01/ looking-beyond-our-borders -for-national-arts-education -policies/.