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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.
Four new regional networks will be funded to deliver creative and cultural education in Wales over the next five years.
Opportunities for schools to connect with cultural organisations in the capital will be shared through a new online platform aiming to improve communication between the two.
A letter published this week in The Times, signed by leading arts professionals, calls for the controversial English Baccalaureate to be dropped.
A review of the impact of the Family Arts Campaign finds growing commitment by arts organisations to serving family audiences.
The National Theatre isn’t shy about re-approaching a foundation that has previously turned it down. Emily Horn and Bryony Mills explain why.
Teach the arts for their intrinsic value, says the Head of The Education Endowment Foundation.
Time traveller Steampunk Bob has become (rather surprisingly) a primary school resource for teaching social, moral, cultural and spiritual values, writes Tina Corri.