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A cultural education programme in the north west has shifted its focus from pupils to teachers and is seeing great results. Sarah Bailey explains how.
Music teaching provision is becoming incohesive as schools are left to decide whether or not to engage with local hubs, according to a new report.
The key to building a loyal audience for a family arts festival? It needs to come from a place of integrity, says Rowan Hoban.
Families are key to audience development, but how do you attract them? Patrick Spottiswoode reveals how Shakespeare’s Globe plans to market a new festival to family audiences.
Reaching the milestone of 100,000 signatures means a petition calling for arts subjects to be included in the EBacc will now be considered for a Commons debate.
Through the Circuit network, 15 to 25 year olds create arts events for other young people. Rachel Escott reveals what they’ve learned about marketing to this under-engaged audience.
One Dance UK, Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban have welcomed increased funding for sport in schools, seeing it as a great opportunity for more primary schools to dance.
Headteachers reject the idea of a diluted form of the music and social education programme, saying that funding will be the main barrier to schools continuing with the scheme.
Following the success of relaxed theatrical performances, Chris Proctor explains how Birmingham’s Town Hall & Symphony Hall has gone about staging relaxed concerts.
Is ‘live art’ the perfect medium for intergenerational arts projects? Liz O’Neill explains how children can help adults embrace the fun of experimental performance.
Angered about how few young people with learning disabilities are involved in the arts, Richard Hayhow urges the sector to open its eyes to the talent and creativity out there.
Not many know that Oxford has some of the worst rates of child literacy in the country. Louise Chantal describes how a playwriting programmes is making a difference.
Research into an app that encourages students to attend classical music has elicited some unwelcome responses, reveals Garry Crawford.
In Birmingham, craft projects are not only helping young people learn new skills but giving their self-confidence and resilience a boost. Deirdre Buckley explains how.
A popular wage-subsidy programme will not see its funding renewed, although the opening of a new National College leaves Creative & Cultural Skills positive about employment support for young people.
Realising that its audience members were all in ‘a stage of transition’ was a revolutionary moment for Jabberwocky Market. Caroline Pearce explains why.
The challenge to nurture and support cultural and music education outside London is on. Ian Thomas assesses a model that brings together several music services across four local authorities.
State school art teachers blame the EBacc as young people are steered away from their subject, according to a new survey.
Spending time in the great outdoors is proven to boost wellbeing, but how can the arts encourage people to do it? Nicky Goulder describes one project that is doing just that.
Wales’ national youth arts ensembles will join forces under a new business model in a bid to safeguard their future.