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Manifesto pledges would see the party deliver on earlier proposals for 90% of pupils to study the EBacc, and establish a new curriculum fund to develop “knowledge-rich” classroom resources.
Labour’s draft manifesto outlines plans to put creativity at the heart of education and make a £1bn investment in ‘creative clusters’, but offers no increases in direct funding for the arts.
A House of Lords inquiry raises concerns that young people from diverse backgrounds are being discouraged from entering careers in theatre, putting the sector’s future cultural and economic success at risk.
Election candidates are being asked to recognise and campaign to mitigate the strains facing the dance sector.
As drama is downgraded in our schools, Fiona Banks explains why it is essential for young people to see theatre live on stage.
Arts Council England must ensure that hubs do more to promote social mobility, but rural hubs will be offered no extra funding to cover their higher cost base.
In a new blueprint for economic growth, the Creative Industries Federation is calling for the enterprise zone programme to be extended to the creative industries.
A survey of teachers has found that school funding cuts are having a disproportional impact on the arts and other subjects that fall outside of the English Baccalaureate.
The agreement will see the two institutions collaborate on creative leadership, global research programmes and community engagement.
Conductor Simon Rattle and CEO of Sistema England Fiona Cunningham are among signatories to a letter decrying a writer’s ‘patronising’ arguments about musical notation.
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.