The tendency for people from higher social grades to be more likely to attend arts events is down to a mismatch between current funding priorities and the public’s taste, rather than any lack of demand, an evidence review suggests.
The first piece of research from the AHRC-backed Policy and Evidence Centre says that creative attributes are a better predictor of growth than other transferable skills.
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.
Artists are using their creative insight to advise business on strategies and methods of production. Catherine Morel and Philippe Mairesse explain how.
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.
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.
Female entries for GCSE music outnumbered those from males by almost 4,000 in 2017/18, compared to just 764 five years ago.
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 number of exams sat in arts subjects was down 10% on last year despite an increase in overall entries, and a faster increase still in EBacc subjects.
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.
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.