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The UK Statistics Authority has called for greater clarity in the way the Department presents statistics, after investigating concerns raised by ArtsProfessional and others.
Many young people dream about breaking into the performing arts industry, but without some work experience it can be almost impossible. Ruby Clarkson offers some guidance on how to find it.
Engaging with young people is a sound investment in future audiences, says Annabel Thomas - provided you are clear about why and how you are doing it.
Research finds that “large geographical areas are completely without music provision at A level”.
Early figures suggest that the trend away from studying some arts subjects at GCSE may be bottoming out, but A level entries continue to fall away across all disciplines.
The move by the elite university group has led to renewed calls to reconsider the controversial EBacc performance measure.
Adam Szabo shares seven principles that have helped Manchester Collective attract younger audiences to its classical concerts.
Many entry-level roles in the arts are taken by overqualified graduates, but a project in Wales is opening up opportunities to those most suited to them, says Sarah Mair Hughes.
A new report demands a “clear explanation” from DCMS and the Department for Education on why they have dismissed evidence about the declining provision and take-up of creative subjects.
A programme in Stockton-on-Tees has helped young people excluded from mainstream schools learn new skills, develop self-worth and show others what they can achieve, writes Rachele Rapisardi.
Frustrated with the decline of arts and creative subjects in schools, Nick Corston gave up his day job to form a not-for-profit enterprise that connects children with art in their community.
An Action for Children’s Arts study recommends that every child at primary school should have five quality arts experiences in the school year. Chris Jarvis explains how the Arts Backpack project is working to make this a reality.
Researchers say parents and carers are being “pushed out” of arts careers due to low wages and a lack of job security.
Anne Torreggiani explains why participating in an EU-funded Erasmus programme has prompted her to re-evaluate the ability of interns to act as a source of new ideas and fresh thinking.
As composition becomes increasingly sidelined in school music, Natalie Watson discusses a mentoring scheme providing professional support to promising students.
Katy Sadler explains how a festival in one of Birmingham’s busiest thoroughfares enables craft and design graduates to test their ideas in a supportive environment.
Amy Lawrence outlines the wide-ranging benefits arising from her Jerwood Creative Fellowship at Manchester International Festival.
Contemporary classical music aligns naturally with children's playful approach to sound, says Nancy Evans.
Croydon, Plymouth, Derby, Salford and Medway are to share government funding to teach children on- and off-stage skills to improve self-esteem and confidence.
Aenne Lotze and Francesca Cross explain how a recent project harnessed young people's passion for online gaming to develop their real-world skills and relationships.