Arts apprenticeships under threat as funding ends

11 March 2016

Also this week: EBacc protestors push for Parliamentary debate, and review launched to inform the future of theatre funding

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Arts apprenticeships under threat as funding ends

A popular wage-subsidy programme will not see its funding renewed, although the opening of a new National College leaves Creative & Cultural Skills positive about employment support for young people. Read more

Arts Council is ‘working on a 25-year plan for culture’

Arts Council England chief executive Darren Henley has spoken out about the need for the arts and culture sector to attract talent from all backgrounds if it is to thrive in the long-term. Read more

EBacc protestors push for Parliamentary debate

If a petition to include the arts in the new English Baccalaureate can attract 100,000 signatures then the issue could be debated in the House of Commons. Read more

Review to inform the future of theatre funding

Arts Council England is asking theatre professionals to share their opinions on the opportunities and challenges facing theatre in their area. Theatre and associated professionals being asked to complete an online survey.

Disadvantaged pupils need more arts education, not less

In an article for Teachwire, our Chair, Professor Maggie Atkinson, makes the case for the importance of the arts in education - particularly for disadvantaged students. Read more

London and inner city pupils could lose out over changes to school funding

Pupils in London and other inner city areas could lose out under proposals for a new national school funding formula that will replace the patchwork system currently overseen by local authorities. Read more


Art at the Bridge #7

Celebrate female artistic endeavour this spring with Tower Bridges new 'Art at the Bridge' exhibition. The exhibition will display the works of 15 female artists as they explore the theme of ‘Building Bridges: The Female Perspective’. Read more

Shakespeare Week

Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration giving primary school children a great first encounter with Shakespeare. On Monday 14 March at 1.30pm registered schools will be able to access a digital tour of Shakespeare’s childhood home and a live Q & A where experts will answer your pupils’ questions. Read more

London Youth: Street Dance Masterclass

London Youth, through their Getting Ready Dance Programme will be offering six masterclass workshops across the capital in 2016 for young people to attend free of charge. Read more