Velkommen til andre del av dette seminaret med Rhona Matheson. Denne søndags formiddagen vil Rhona inlede, og deretter lede en samtale om barns rett til kunst og kultur. Arrangementet er gratis og passer for kunstnere, pedagoger og foreldre. Du må ta ut en gratisbillett før du kommer.
Arts as a vehicle to enable young children to access their rights.
In the world of theatre for children we often talk about Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and children’s rights to arts and cultural experiences. Whilst this is fundamental, the arts also have a role to play in enabling children to access their rights more broadly. When increasingly the voices of children and young people are being sought to inform policy and decision making, how can the arts offer a way for our youngest children’s voices to be heard?
Rhona Matheson is Chief Executive of Starcatchers, Scotland’s arts and Early Years organisation. She graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Scottish History and Theatre Studies in 1999. After working for a number of touring theatre companies in Scotland, including children’s theatre company Wee Stories, she was engaged to manage the pilot Starcatchers project in 2006. Since then she has overseen the development of Starcatchers from a small project to a national organisation with international reach. She is a member of the Children in Scotland Strategic Forum, the Co-Chair of the Federation of Scottish Theatre and a Board Member of SmallSize. She has recently started a MSc in Children’s Rights at Queen’s University, Belfast.
Arrangementet er gratis, men det må tas ut billett på forhånd.