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.
Matt Griffiths reveals how his career progressed from freelance percussionist to Chief Executive of Youth Music.
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.
Many children steer well clear of opera, but the artform has allowed primary school pupils in Norfolk to discover new heights of confidence and creativity. Genevieve Raghu explains how.
Clare Edwards argues that commercial organisations can extend access to music education - without compromising on quality.
A project in three Manchester secondary schools engaged students in discussions about mental health and enabled them to develop their own creative responses through dance and movement. Kevin Edward Turner tells the story.
A training programme in Wales is helping teachers create environments of "constructive chaos" that their pupils can thrive in, reports David Baxter.
A new cultural curriculum in Bristol aims to reverse the decline in arts education. Phil Castang explains how the creative arts can enrich the teaching of STEM subjects.
ISM Chief Executive Deborah Annetts told peers the current selection of ‘facilitating subjects’ was not based on evidence and had skewed students’ A level choices.
9,000 secondary school arts teachers have left their jobs in England since 2011.
The London arts venue still needs to find £5m to begin work on the project, which would provide space and support to 18 to 30 year olds looking to start a career in the creative industries.
New research into the cultural consumption habits of teenagers finds tattoos and Netflix are part of their understanding of culture.
With arts engagement known to play a key role in social mobility, Claudine Matthews calls for UK cultural institutions to take a cue from the Finnish and become more welcoming to young children and families.
She will join the children’s theatre as Executive Director in August as it gears up for a major redevelopment.
An interim report for the five-year programme is positive, but warns there will be challenges to maintaining the programme once financial support comes to an end.
The fall in entry numbers for GCSE arts subjects has reached record levels, but an Ofqual report understates dramatic losses in design and technology.
The comments, made at a panel event on arts education, come as the RSA launches a new network of cultural practitioners to better support the use of evidence in education.
Music Education Hubs should lead the way in using music to address social need among children and young people, a report by Sound Connections has said.