AND's Chair responds to Ebacc in article for the TES

5 February 2016

Also this week: music and performing arts growth stalling, and ACE launches survey to better understand the experiences of disabled people working in arts and culture

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AND's Chair responds to Ebacc in article for the TES

In the first of a regular bi-weekly segment for TES, Professor Maggie Atkinson gives her take on the hot topic of the recent Ebacc consultation and asks: what now? Read more

Music and performing arts growth stalling

Creative industries growth continues to outstrip other sectors, but music, performing and visual arts are faring less well than in previous years and is at its slowest since 2009-10. Read more

London is the ‘best place in the UK to help poor children to succeed’

A report reveals the UK’s top 10 places for social mobility are all in London, with Westminster at the top of the list. Read more

ACE launches survey to better understand the experiences of disabled people working in arts and culture

The research will also improve understanding of how arts and cultural organisations currently support and develop disabled employees and artists. Read more and take part

Creative workforce interactive map

Around 1.9 million people work in creative occupations across the UK, but where do these creatives live? Explore Nesta's data visualisation that shows where creative workers live in the UK. Read more

National Theatre commits to gender equality by 2021

National Theatre director Rufus Norris has committed to ensuring gender equality in terms of the directors and living writers the venue employs by 2021. Read more

First beneficiaries of London small grants scheme include BAC and Bush Theatre

The scheme was set up by the Theatres Trust last year in response to a London Assembly investigation. The first round will see five theatres receive £5,000 each to carry out urgent work. Read more

Southbank launches 'virtual reality' orchestra

Southbank Centre is launching the UK’s first fully surround-sound virtual reality concert performance, inviting members of the public in for nine minute tour of the orchestra. Read more

EVENTS

Clore Poetry and Literature Awards

The awards fund poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people across the UK. Individual Awards range from £1,000 to £10,000 and any school, arts or cultural organisation can apply. Read more

Festival of Imagination

Explore and apply your imaginations across arts, sciences and new technologies as the Institute of Imagination takes over Chat’s Palace for a weekend. Family festival is ideal for children aged 5 - 11. Read more

An Introduction To Housing Associations & Developers

Cockpit Arts and A New Direction are running an introductory session which will explore potential opportunities for partnership between arts organisations and housing associations. Book here