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Tired of seeing classical music magazines filled with middle-aged white faces, James Fleury proposes four ‘mental makeovers’ that could help increase diversity in the sector.
A five-year Memorandum of Understanding will commit to turning Bristol into a national centre for arts and technology.
Working in a professional dance house helps dance students in Derby prepare for life after university, writes Clare Limb.
A consortium of Scotland’s universities and art schools place researchers within arts and cultural organisations. Anna Scott discusses the benefits to all involved.
New research paints a grim picture of growing job insecurity as schools prioritise the EBacc agenda over creative and vocational subjects, and steer students away from the arts.
The University of Bradford may be a technology university with no arts department, but it still saw the need for a theatre on its campus. Javaad Alipoor explains why.
Tate Liverpool’s work with local universities enhances its education and audience development programmes. Michael Birchall reveals how it builds and maintains these partnerships.
Can you teach astrophysics through dance? Academics and dancers in Manchester have been giving it a go. And tackling gender inequalities to boot, says Deb Ashby.
Collaborations between university researchers and artists need careful managing. Michael Eades shares his three key tips for mediating successful partnerships.
Coventry’s two universities are a crucial component of its bid for UK City of Culture 2021. Geoff Willcocks explains how they are working with the cultural sector.
Drama is a highly effective teaching tool in schools, so why don’t teachers use it more, asks Luke Hollowell-Williams.
New government figures reveal that lower attaining pupils are being increasingly disadvantaged by studying for the EBacc qualification.
The new online course focuses on the intellectual, critical and business elements of photography – but how does it work? Paul Cabuts outlines Falmouth’s latest MA.
The hubs survived increasing local authority cuts but the failure to engage boys and young people with special educational needs persists, a new report finds.
How much dance does an Access and Education Projects Coordinator at Phoenix Dance Theatre actually get to see? Emily Labhart shows us a week in her world.
As education policy-makers and schools adopt an increasingly evidence-based approach, how can the cultural sector make a more coherent and compelling case for the arts in schools? Holly Donagh has some suggestions.
Royal & Derngate has put forward proposals for a new free school that will specialise in the cultural and creative industries – the first to be run by a theatre.
The Creative Industries Federation has laid into Government plans to make the EBacc compulsory, demanding an audit of education and training in the UK.
The ‘radical’ proposals for reform also suggest combining GCSEs, A-levels and technical qualifications into an overarching award for 14-19 year olds.
More arts organisations are participating in the award scheme, which research shows is nurturing soft skills and fostering an ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ in the young people who take it.