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Matt Hancock MP told a Lords inquiry that saying the arts are being sidelined risks encouraging schools to drop creative subjects.
The Arts Council collaboration with Durham University will produce a report in Spring 2019, which will also consider arts in the curriculum and the role of the EBacc.
Many international dance companies tour the UK thanks to the Dance Consortium, but venues, young dancers and many others also benefit from its work. Ros Robins explains how.
During a period when the number of entries for arts GCSEs rose by 2%, entries for non-arts GCSEs rose by 15.7%.
60 young people in Cambridgeshire stay behind after school every week to sing, compose music and play instruments. Lin Hetherington tells the story.
Simon Rattle and Maria Balshaw are among the signatories to a letter highlighting a continued drop in teacher numbers and hours dedicated to creative subjects.
Should museums shy away from talking about torture, sexuality and death with children? Sacha Coward explains why he thinks no topic should be off limits.
Music Hubs could save an average of 476 hours driving a week by switching to online teaching, research suggests.
Two art colleges and three conservatoires have been ranked among the world’s top ten academic institutions for their subjects.
New ‘T-level’ qualifications will be introduced from 2019, with a Creative and Design strand preparing young people for roles including arts producer and graphic designer.
A new guide is aiming to increase opportunities for disabled children and young people to participate in music-making.
The school will provide professional experience for designers, stage managers and arts managers, alongside training for singers and instrumentalists.
Theatre can be a powerful training tool for community workers. Louise Heywood describes Geese Theatre Company’s work with criminal justice and social welfare professionals.
Leaving the European Union presents opportunities to make education policy and the visa system more responsive to the needs of the creative industries, a select committee has heard.
Every child in Scotland will see a performing arts production in their school each year if the National Theatre of Scotland’s plans go ahead. Lucy Mason reviews the first year of a trailblazing new pilot.
Constrained local authority funding stops talented children progressing and Wales should consider delivering music services centrally, arts leaders have said.
Research justifying the new fund failed to include the biggest and longest running arts education intervention in the world.
A government committee has been warned that a crisis is facing music in Wales and new ideas are essential.
On Takeover Day a group of sixth-form students took responsibility for running an exhibition at London’s Guildhall Art Gallery. Katherine Pearce describes the day.
Known for its alternative learning programmes, this year Wysing Arts explored the term ‘polytechnic’ by re-visiting the experimental art practices of the 1970s. Donna Lynas reports on the results.