Matt Griffiths reveals how his career progressed from freelance percussionist to Chief Executive of Youth Music.
An acclaimed headteacher said that ringfenced funding for arts subjects will amount to ‘throwing money down the hole’ unless schools are also encouraged to value wider curriculums.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the borough’s diversity was ‘an asset to be unlocked’.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Education Lord Agnew said that arguments for music to be viewed as a ‘facilitating subject’ should be taken to the universities.
6,000 students from across England shared why and how they engage in cultural activity, with a quarter saying that their school introduced them to the arts.
What exactly do we mean by creativity, and how will the UK measure up when the world education league tables start assessing it in 2021? Bill Lucas examines the evidence.
The Government representative did not provide any further clarity on the future of EU arts funding, progress on reciprocal agreements or timetables.
Campaigners against the EBacc have welcomed the move, but say it will not be enough on its own to save arts subjects.
Places with fewer opportunities to take part in performances will be prioritised in the scheme.
English teachers are arts teachers too – and should be recognised and supported as such, says Amanda Rigali.
The City of Dreams strategy aims to engage 165,000 under-25s in the arts every year for the next 10 years, and hopes to address poverty and mental health challenges.
Female entries for GCSE music outnumbered those from males by almost 4,000 in 2017/18, compared to just 764 five years ago.
Nurturing young people’s talent is a key part of improving diversity in the arts sector, says Jacqueline Haxton.
A circus artist helped older people and children develop their confidence and communicaton skills in workshops at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, writes Emma Gladstone.
How can an arts organisation be sure it is working with schools that represent the community? Lucie Fitton and Ashleigh Hibbins suggest combining arts, population and schools data.
As performance targets squeeze the arts to the margins of the curriculum, only the most courageous of state schools are continuing to provide the bedrock of ongoing opportunities that were available to previous generations. Pauline Tambling charts the decline.
The sharp warning from the Association of School and College Leaders comes as A-level data reveals the decline in entries for arts subjects has doubled in speed since last year.
London galleries were hard hit last year, as school children admissions fell for the fourth consecutive year.
Two reports commissioned by Arts Council England found that cost and lack of confidence are major barriers to youth engagement.
New research is responding to employer demands for the apprenticeship system to be made more attractive to the creative industries.