Wednesday, April 15, 2020

#CultureAtHome : World Art Day : resources & activities

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Each year, on 15 April, World Art Day celebrations help reinforce the links between artistic creations and society, encourage greater awareness of the diversity of artistic expressions and highlight the contribution of artists to sustainable development. It is also an occasion to shine a light on arts education in schools, as culture can pave the way for inclusive and equitable education.

World Art Day

On April 5-6, 2011, the 17th General Assembly of International Association of Arts (AIAP / IAA World), holding its meeting in Guadalajara, (World Art Associations founded in 1954) has voted unanimously the proposal brought by Turkey and co-signed by several world delegate countries accepted that the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci, April 15, would become “World Art Day”. 

Leonardo da Vinci
via YouTube

In 2019 the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference proclaimed World Art Day as a celebration to promote the development, diffusion and enjoyment of art, was proclaimed at the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 2019.

The existence of World Art Day will help tremendously the spreading of the “art awareness” throughout the globe. 

The first celebrations started on April 15, 2012. 


There is much to learn, share and celebrate on World Art Day. Encourage your students to join online various exhibitions, presentations, concerts, cinema. They can exploring a museum, and many online activities.

Do they miss attending a good concert, going to the cinema or exploring a museum? 



  • Browse qualities TV programs at ARTE:

Cultural Channel ARTE broadcasts and streams programmers in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish. The offer includes documentaries, drama films and series, music and digital experiences — most of it produced in Europe.

Languages: in 6 languages.

Europeana education

  • Europeana Collections, a portal to European Art:

Bringing together more than 3700 museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual centres across Europe, Europeana offers free access to millions of books, music, artworks and videos. 

From compelling online exhibitions to quirky blog posts and artsy backgrounds for your videoconference classes.

Europeana in Education
This guide introduces the basic principles of searching for and using Europeana’s content in education. It covers topics like copyright and licenses that allow educational reuse, and how you should credit Europeana content when you use it. 

It is of use to educators across all subjects, students and lifelong learners, developers of educational resources and educational publishers. 

MME Awards

  • Get into the groove with the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards Charts:

Can’t get enough of new music? Have a look at the MME Talent Awards, celebrating Europe’s best up-and-coming artists. 

Previous winners include Adele, Stromae, Dua Lipa and Rosalia. Their Top 100 chart is updated every Friday and is the perfect soundtrack to your week.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001

Pain and Glory
Pedro Almodóvar, 2019

  • A Good Old Movie Night:

 ‘Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain’, ‘Call me by your name’, The Favourite’ and ‘Pain and Glory’ Bring popcorn!

OperaVision on YouTube

  • Discover the world of opera with Operavision — the opera streaming platform:

An experience with the masterpieces of Mozart and Puccini? Operavision offers free streams from Europe’s leading opera houses. 

Each month sees several new releases linked to a special theme. The April programme focuses on Italy — the birthplace of opera.

It’s never too early for children to discover the wonderful world of opera. Teachers and parents can find here videos, activities and lesson plans to give an insight into how opera productions come together while inspiring curious minds with brilliant music, unforgettable characters and extraordinary adventures.

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