Edge Foundation launch alternative to Ebacc

Also this week: white arts workers less likely to favour diversity quotas, and gender imbalance ‘systemic’ in theatre, report suggests.

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Edge Foundation launch alternative to Ebacc

14-19 Education – A New Baccalaureate proposes to broaden the Government’s English Baccalaureate (EBacc), taking it away from the curriculum of the early Twentieth Century. Read more

White arts workers less likely to favour diversity quotas

The arts sector is deeply conflicted about the best way to improve diversity in its workforce, the findings of a new survey suggest. Read more

Gender imbalance ‘systemic’ in theatre, report suggests

Gender imbalance is “systemic” in the performing arts, according to major new research that also reveals low employment of women at the National Theatre prior to 2015. Read more

City Hall reveals plan for dedicated 'artist zones' in London to protect from soaring rents

Dedicated “artist zones” could be created in areas such as Hackney Wick and Peckham to offer protection against developers and soaring rents, under proposals being worked on by the deputy mayor for culture. Read more

School governors to benefit from practical guidance on supporting dance

A new guide aims to equip governors with the knowledge to champion dance in schools and raise key questions about its place in the curriculum. Read more

Jarvis Cocker helps launch first commercial gallery in the UK for self-taught artists

Jarvis Cocker is to collaborate on the inaugural exhibition at The Gallery of Everything—the UK’s first commercial gallery dedicated to self-taught artists. Read more

EVENTS

The Art Licks Weekend

Back for its fourth year this weekend, the annual Art Licks Weekend celebrates the contribution that emerging artists and grassroots projects make to the cultural life of London. Read more

SPR Sound Design and Composition Workshop

Award-winning sound artist Janek Schaefer leads a demonstration masterclass on working with sound for moving image for 16-25 year olds. Book here

NME #Lifehacks

On 13th October, inspirational speakers will take to the stage at Islington Metal Works to share their advice on careers and life in the creative industries. Young people in your network can get 50% off tickets by entering the code 'CREATEJOBS50' when booking. Book here