Supporting the educators

Musicians and dancer
01 Jun 2016

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.

Academisation strains relationship between Music Hubs and schools

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22 Apr 2016

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.

Buying into an experience

Children in hay
21 Apr 2016

The key to building a loyal audience for a family arts festival? It needs to come from a place of integrity, says Rowan Hoban.

Selling storytelling

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21 Apr 2016

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. 

Protesters trigger EBacc debate in Parliament

Girls dancing
14 Apr 2016

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.

Young people on the case

Photo of people holding up letters spelling 'Unlock'
14 Apr 2016

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. 

More dancing in schools thanks to funding boost

08 Apr 2016

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.

Future of In Harmony in doubt as pilot scheme draws to a close

Child playing violin
08 Apr 2016

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.

Music without fear

Ventroloquist and dummy
05 Apr 2016

Following the success of relaxed theatrical performances, Chris Proctor explains how Birmingham’s Town Hall & Symphony Hall has gone about staging relaxed concerts. 

Allowed to play up

Girl in flowery red hat
30 Mar 2016

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.

We need to do better

Actor with wheelchair
30 Mar 2016

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.

Finding new voices

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24 Mar 2016

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. 

Appy days?

Photo of young person with phone
16 Mar 2016

Research into an app that encourages students to attend classical music has elicited some unwelcome responses, reveals Garry Crawford.

Making a difference

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10 Mar 2016

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.

Arts apprenticeships under threat as funding ends

Sherice and Pauline Tambline
04 Mar 2016

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.

A mixed bunch

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03 Mar 2016

Realising that its audience members were all in ‘a stage of transition’ was a revolutionary moment for Jabberwocky Market. Caroline Pearce explains why.

A model for music education

Image of children's orchestra
23 Feb 2016

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.

Art and design education “significantly eroded” in past five years

woman shouting
09 Feb 2016

State school art teachers blame the EBacc as young people are steered away from their subject, according to a new survey.

The arts in green spaces

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02 Feb 2016

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. 

Welsh Government backs changes to youth arts infrastructure

Photo of the youth orchestra playing
29 Jan 2016

Wales’ national youth arts ensembles will join forces under a new business model in a bid to safeguard their future.

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