International Journal of Art & Design Education

Cultural Policy and Young People's Participation in the Visual Arts

Volume 16.3   1997



This paper considers the question of young people's participation from the point of view of the visual arts - art galleries and, by necessity, the wider museums sector. It examines why young people are being targeted and who counts as a 'young person'; what we know about their participation in the visual arts; what galleries are doing to encourage it, and what young people think of those efforts.