Children's Right To Culture | Stockholm Ungsdom Art Festival (SUKF)
The main focus of the Stockholm Kulturfestival Ungdom concept is to facilitate planning and to connect different actors. Stockholm is a city with a rich cultural life and a lot of cultural activities going on. When talking to teachers we understood that they do not experience a shortage of information, but rather some feel flooded with information and think that it is difficult to know what is of value for them. This results in a situation where teachers do not make the most of the resources available for them.
Stockholm Kulturfestival Ungdom would not be a new festival, but rather a way of making use of the existing festivals that already take place in the city, such as Stockholm Kulturfestival, We are Stockholm, or the Stockholm Fringe Festival. The Cultural Administration would subsidise some cultural activities during a chosen festival every year. The teachers would get a list of shows that students could attend for a discount (or free) paid for by the Kulan subsidy. The festivals would take place during the same time every year, so that teachers and schools could plan to include cultural activities during that week every year. Preferably, the festival would take place during a time that is convenient for the schools, for example, in the end of the school year (in May/June) when students do not have any exams left but still have class. As the subsidised activities take place during a festival, it also facilitates meetings; both between students from different parts of Stockholm, and between students and different cultural workers.