Why children should enjoy the arts

A photo of the 10th right (there are 18 in total) in the CITIZENS OF THE WORLD, NOW exhibition presented by Baboró and KBC Bank at the KBC Hub in Eyre Square.  The exhibition is now open to the public. See baboro.ie for details of opening times. The 10th right states: “Children have the right to have an integrated system between school and artistic and cultural institutions, because only a constant interaction between them can offer a vibrant living culture."

A photo of the 10th right (there are 18 in total) in the CITIZENS OF THE WORLD, NOW exhibition presented by Baboró and KBC Bank at the KBC Hub in Eyre Square. The exhibition is now open to the public. See baboro.ie for details of opening times. The 10th right states: “Children have the right to have an integrated system between school and artistic and cultural institutions, because only a constant interaction between them can offer a vibrant living culture."

THE RIGHT of children to enjoy art and culture is the focal point of a new exhibition, Citizens Of The World, Now, which opened in the KBC Bank Hub, Eyre Square, this week.

The exhibition is receiving its Irish premiere as part of the 18th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. It is inspired by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It presents 18 cultural principles - in Italian, English, Polish, French, and as Gaeilge - illustrating the rights of the child to enjoy art and culture. It was created by La Baracca – Testoni Ragazzi, an Italian theatre company which has been working with children and young people for more than 30 years.

Baboró has also created the KBC Children’s Gallery within the exhibition where children and adults can give their own responses to the rights outlined.

Children are full human beings at every age,” says Lali Morris, Baboró’s artistic director, “ and it is their right to access art and culture in all its forms, here and now.”

The exhibition runs until October 19. See www.baboro.ie

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