CHILD & YOUTH FRIENDLY Arts & Culture

These indicators have been compiled with a grading system to help you and your community think through aspects of child and youth friendliness in each domain. 

 

A grading system allows you to recognize that (for most of these indicators) there are many steps between 'not at all child and youth friendly' and 'extremely child and youth friendly'. Your community may fall somewhere in the middle on many of the indicators. 

 

For each indicator, try to grade your community out of 10.

1 being "Not at all child and youth friendly",

5 being "some positive aspects but some changes could be made" and

10 being "We are a leader in child and youth friendly practices".

 

This is designed to be printed and done communally. 

 

FEATURES OF CHILD AND YOUTH FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES

 

a wide range of arts and crafts programs are offered that are inclusive of children and youth of all ages

 

a wide range of arts and crafts programs are offered that are for children of all abilities

 

a wide range of arts and crafts programs are offered that encourage equal participation of all genders

 

a wide range of arts and crafts programs are offered that are culturally inclusive

 

a wide range of arts and crafts programs are offered that support intergenerational interactions

 

a wide range of arts and crafts programs are offered that encourage children and youth to share their stories

 

a wide range of arts and crafts programs are offered that encourage children and youth to share and work together with their family, friends and community

 

a wide range of arts and crafts programs are offered that engage in arts with a social issues scope

 

a wide range of arts and crafts programs are offered that involve nature or the environment ensure access to the arts for all children and youth, especially for those who come from low-income families, through grants and bursaries and scholarships

 

staff members have been trained in working with children and youth staff members have been trained in making arts and crafts activities more accessible for children and youth with special needs

 

staff members protect the privacy of children and youth by ensuring to obtain their consent before publicly displaying artwork

 

opportunities exist for older children and youth to play in leadership roles and to act as mentors for younger children

 

opportunities exist for children and youth to meet and interact with professional artists programs for children and youth align with their interests

 

designated graffiti spaces are available for public use

 

children and youth artwork is displayed and recognized in prominent areas

 

multicultural festivals are offered that are readily available and accessible to children and youth 

 

children and youth are involved in participating in community festivals and events

 

cultural groups provide opportunities for children and youth to discover the arts of their own and other cultures

 

arts programs are available in all preschools including music, drama, storytelling, visual arts and dance

 

all public libraries community facilities such as art galleries and museums offer programs for children and youth

 

links exist between schools and the community arts programming

 

children and youth are involved in the creation and planning of public art

 

children and youth are involved in various arts and cultural councils, committees, and organizations

 

input of children, youth and parents are valued as important indicators for program evaluation

 

public libraries involve young people in book selection

 

public libraries involve young people in contributing book reviews 

 

 

designated public library spaces are designed for reading aloud 

 

 

public library spaces are designed for computer use

 

community facilities such as art galleries and museums have information that is physically accessible to children and youth

 

community facilities such as art galleries and museums have information that is cognitively accessible to children and youth

 

social media which promotes current and upcoming arts and cultural events, festivals and projects are shared in child friendly language and on websites designated for children and youth

OUR COMMUNITY IS

1- UNFRIENDLY             5- OK                     10-A LEADER

     

 

 

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