Welcome to the
international children´s cultural summit

Children need arts
- global summit

How arts and culture create value
for children and society

8 – 9 May 2023 in Copenhagen

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Young at the Opera – Artistic Activities in the School

The Royal Swedish Opera

A three-year collaboration between the Royal Swedish Opera and local school Smedshagsskolan on the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden.

Most adults can agree that it is a good thing for children to partake in song, music and dance. To participate and create, explore and think freely. But what actually happens when our good intentions meet reality? What are the children’s own experiences? This subject becomes particularly pertinent now that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has become a part of Swedish law from January 2020.

Researcher at Stockholm University, Margareta Aspán, followed the project closely for three years and this report contains her findings.

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