UNITAR & Cultural Advocacy

A vibrant and relevant performing arts sector requires early preparation and education.  Performing artists (musicians, dancers, actors et al) need holistic training to focus their artistic vision and to build professional development capacities vital for their careers. In fact, education is a vital pillar of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by all Member States in 2015 to provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.




The Global Foundation for the Performing Arts (GFPA) has formed a mutually beneficial partnership with the United Nations Institute for training and Research (UNITAR) to advance the international conversation regarding arts education.


Working with educators, mentors and policy-makers, the partnership provides an online global conference platform to share knowledge directly with authorities and stakeholders including UNESCO and the diplomatic community.


Art, in all its diversity, is an essential component of a comprehensive education for the full development of the individual.