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The Mayor of London has called on property developers and local authorities to engage more with arts leaders, in a bid to ensure that London’s cultural scene continues to thrive.
Arts Council England urged this week all those working in the arts and education industries to work together in offering a consistent cultural education for all children and young people.
Selina Nwulu named as Young Poet Laureate for London 2015 – 2016. The Young Poet Laureate for London role will offer Selina the opportunity to work across London’s diverse communities, bringing untold tales to the fore.
Theatres and performing arts organisations are markedly less ethnically diverse than other creative industries, a new report from Creative Diversity claims.
A new survey, published this week in the Guardian and developed by the arts organisation Create, in collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London, the London School of Economics and the University of Sheffield, aims to understand diversity in the sector.
Arts Award celebrates their 10th year anniversary next month. Take part and join the celebration!
Barnet Council has given the go-ahead for a state-of-the-art youth zone to be built, the second to be earmarked for the capital in the space of two months.
The prime minister is launching a further 18 of the state-funded schools, set up by academy trusts, community groups, parents and teachers.
Out of work young people between the ages of 18 and 21 will be placed on an intensive activity programme within the first three weeks of submitting a benefit claim under plans put forward by government.
The proportion of students studying drama, music and dance is consistently lower for children from backgrounds of high deprivation than their more well off peers, according to new figures.
Acting as a voice for young Londoners, the winner will provide comment and reflections on current events across the capital throughout the coming year, as well as working with communities and London based organisations to inspire and inform through poetry.
A pioneering £6 million “mega youth centre” is set to get the go-ahead in Barking & Dagenham. The centre will offer more than 20 activities a day for people aged 8 to 19.
"I firmly reject any suggestion that I or this government think that arts subjects are in any way less important or less worthy than other subjects for study in school", says the Education Secretary.
Help libraries this weekend to achieve the most number of pledges for a reading campaign.
This week, the country celebrated the fantastic work of the UK creative industries.
Every young person in London should have at least 100 hours of careers advice or work experience by the age of 16, says the Mayor of London.
More than 70 per cent of school leaders and teachers said they would refuse to make the English baccalaureate (Ebac) compulsory for all students, even if it meant missing out on being judged as outstanding by Ofsted, research shows.
Building on the success of BBC Music's Ten Pieces for Primary, which has already engaged more than half of UK primary schools, the BBC is extending the ground-breaking initiative to secondary schools.
With good weather on our side and hopefully plenty of sunny days, this summer promises plenty of unique opportunities for young Londoners to get involved in creative and cultural activities.
A new scheme, aiming to improve the quality of creative-writing lessons by sending professional writers into schools, has been launched.
The Queen’s Speech this week set out the new government’s initial plans over the forthcoming parliament, but what will it mean for education?
A new website has been launched this week to encourage all citizens to join in shaping the capital's future.
The Creative Industries Federation and the Institution of Civil Engineers have joined forces to call for more students to study both arts and sciences.
A new online application portal for creative young people and film-makers aged 16-24 living in London.
A summary from CCSkills with key details of each party’s position on apprenticeships and learning.
In their latest report, Nesta talks about why the UK needs 1 million new creative jobs by 2030 and what the government can do about it.
Record numbers: more than 103,000 four-year-olds are seeking places.
A Critical Review of the research archive generated by national creative education programme ‘Creative Partnerships’ (CP) has concluded that it produced “modest gains in learning” and “considerable benefits” for the wellbeing of young people.
Bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds are falling behind after their GCSEs and are almost half as likely to achieve three A-levels as their better-off peers, according to research published this week.