World Art Day
World Art Day was proclaimed at the fortieth session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 2019 to promote the development, expression, and enjoyment of art.
Each year, on 15 April, World Art Day celebrations help reinforce the links between artistic creations and society, encourage greater awareness of the diversity of artistic expressions and highlight the contribution of artists to sustainable development. It is also an occasion to shine a light on arts education in schools, as culture can pave the way for inclusive and equitable education.
Art nurtures creativity, innovation and cultural diversity for all people across the globe. It also plays an important role in sharing knowledge as well as encouraging curiosity and dialogue. We must continue to support environments where artistic freedom is promoted and protected. In this way, furthering the development of art also furthers our means to achieve a free and peaceful world.