DfE makes theatre trips compulsory for GCSE & A Level drama students

10 February 2017

Also this week: teacher survey: 10% claim arts education is casualty of funding cuts

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Schools will have to take GCSE and A-level drama pupils on theatre trips, following DfE intervention

Pupils studying GCSE and A-level drama will be required to see live theatre performed after all, according to new government guidance. Read more

Teacher survey: 10% claim arts education is casualty of funding cuts

One in 10 teachers responding to a Guardian survey claim art, music or drama has been dropped from their schools due to funding cuts. Read more

Arts chiefs back 30 new galleries ‘to make South Kensington swing again’

Leading cultural figures have thrown their weight behind plans for a new gallery quarter that would make “South Kensington swing again”. Read more

RSC launch Next Generation programme

Next Generation gives talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to explore a career in acting, directing or working backstage. Read more

Sadiq Khan throws weight behind campaign to save live music venues

London mayor Sadiq Khan has welcomed government proposals to safeguard live music venues by strengthening the ‘agent of change’ principle. Read more

Talawa launches Make scheme to support black artists in theatre

Black-led theatre company Talawa has unveiled plans to improve the diversity of British theatre through a range of schemes. Read more

Out of Joint commits to 50% women writers and performers

Theatre company Out of Joint has vowed to increase the amount of work it commissions from women to 50% of its output, pledging that half of all the actors it employs in its productions will also be female. Read more

UK government plans gallery for its off-duty art

The UK’s Government Art Collection (GAC) plans to set up its own gallery. This will open up a huge collection of 14,000 works, mainly by British artists, which is not easily accessible. Read more


Arts Kickers Awards

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Bexley Arts Award Network Meeting

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