5th principle of the Charter of Children’s Rights to Arts and Culture

Ahram Online , Tuesday 21 Apr 2015

5th principle
Artwork by Paola Sapori (courtesy of AFCA)

The fifth principle of the Charter of Children’s Rights to Arts and Culture states that:

"Children have a right to enjoy high-quality artistic products, specifically created by professionals for each different age-group."

Artwork accompanying the charter was created by an Italian artist Paola Sapori.

The 18 principles enumerated in the Charter of Children’s Rights to Arts and Culture is a project created by a theatre company La Baracca – Testoni Ragazzi from Bologna, Italy, with a group of educators and parents.

The Charter of Children’s Rights to Arts and Culture has been widely adopted by Italian and European institutions aiming to bring arts to children, and in 2011 it was awarded the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic. La Baracca company -- which has been working with children and young people for over 30 years -- translated the 18 charter points into 27 languages, assigned Italian illustrators to produce images depicting each of the principles and turned the project into a book.

Soon after, the idea of an exhibition of the artwork was born and works accompanying the 18 principles are being displayed throughout the festivals dedicated to children across Europe.

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Exhibition of artwork accompanying the Charter of Children’s Rights to Arts and Culture, at Hanager Arts Centre, March 2015 (Photo: Ati Metwaly)

The drawings have been brought to Egypt by AFCA for Arts and Culture with an exhibition held at Hanager Arts Centre paralleling the Hakawy Arts Festival that took place between 9 and 17 March, followed by the display at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina where Hakawy staged two performances on 18 and 19 March.

Check also:

1st principle of the Charter of Children’s Rights to Arts and Culture

2nd principle of the Charter of Children’s Rights to Arts and Culture

3rd principle  of the Charter of Children's Rights to Arts and Culture

4th principle of the Charter of Children's Rights to Arts and Culture

Ahram Online -- the official media sponsor of AFCA's Campaign of Children's Rights to Art and Culture -- will be posting each of the 18 principles with accompanying it artwork on weekly basis.

 

 

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