Proceedings of The 4th World Conference on Research in Teaching and Education
The benefits of artistic projects as a social and educational impact
Ana M. Vernia-Carrasco
Among the current problems and challenges, we find, on the one hand, employability and its relationship with education and training for future teachers, and on the other, the importance of the 2030 agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our proposal is based on a research stay that was carried out at the University of Barcelona, through a call launched by the University of Jaume I (Castellón). Among the main objectives we had in mind the benefits of artistic projects in social impact, the relationship with the training of future teachers of primary education and the benefits of art in general and music in particular. To obtain information, different interviews were carried out and two focus groups were organized. We found important information that reinforces the importance of musical training and its benefits, as well as the relevance of artistic projects in society, without any discrimination or exclusion. We also reflect on the economic impact of artistic projects, not only from employability but also from what their relationship with health and quality of life may entail.
keywords: arts education, cultural interaction, social inclusion, sustainability, teachers.