Our mandate

  • To improve the artistic and educational quality of the TCS programme in all areas of the arts, and to act as the national coordinator for initiatives to raise quality and promote cooperation within TCS.
     
  • To manage government funding for TCS programmes and grants to support the development the scheme.
     
  • To help develop content and raise standards by working with higher education institutions, teacher training courses, cultural institutions and organisations, content producers and the national coordinating bodies for The Cultural Schoolbag.
     
  • To help generate enthusiasm for, and increase knowledge and understanding of, the role of art and culture in the educational system, and to ensure that the content provided by TCS helps to meet the goals of the national curriculum.
     
  • To provide advice and support to county councils and municipalities, including advice on how TCS and cultural schools can be used by schools, and to share information about how the activities of cultural school and TCS programmes have been successfully coordinated in the local area.
     
  • To base its work on research, trials and development activities. To initiate research and develop projects, and to promote collaboration with a variety of expert communities on these projects at the regional and national level.
     
  • To have an excellent understanding of the arts in general, art education, educational theory, school subjects, educational frameworks and curricula, while bringing in the education and art sectors, and encouraging them to cooperate.
     
  • To provide the central government authorities involved in the culture and education sectors with the advice and other services that they need to draw up a political framework, while also working independently to improve national initiatives.
     
  • To negotiate with artists, performers and copyright holders.
     
  • To ensure that TCS uses resources efficiently, is well run and has transparent, appropriate governance structures.