Future of arts education to be investigated in year-long project

12 May 2017

Also this week: London culture spend third highest in the world, and North London drama school to launch with emphasis on affordable training

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Future of arts education to be investigated in year-long project

An investigation into how arts education can be protected “before it’s too late” has been launched by the leader of one of the UK’s top scriptwriting courses. Read more

London culture spend third highest in the world

A comparison of 16 world cities shows the capital’s £1.2bn annual spend is behind only Moscow and Paris. Read more

National Campaign for the Arts: voters must quiz election candidates on culture

The National Campaign for the Arts is calling for people across the UK to question their parliamentary candidates on culture, to gauge how committed they are to addressing issues facing the sector. Read more

Disability charity teams up with Wayne McGregor to offer free dance toolkit

Studio Wayne McGregor has partnered with charity Sense to create a new dance education resource for people with disabilities. Read more

Cuts yet to bite at box office as UK theatres bank £1.1bn

Theatres around the UK took a record £1.12 billion at the box office in 2016, despite severe local authority funding cuts. Read more

£250m London concert hall project begins search for architects

Start of design competition is big step forward in creation of new base for Simon Rattle’s London Symphony Orchestra. Read more

North London drama school to launch with emphasis on affordable training

A drama school aimed at people who feel “training is financially beyond their reach” is to open in September, with an operating model similar to a repertory theatre company. Read more


EVENTS

London Festival of Architecture

Explore the theme of memory through a spectacular programme of exhibitions, walks, talks and family events at this year’s London Festival of Architecture. Find out more

Dulwich Festival

The Dulwich Festival 2017 is a ten-day art and culture extravaganza featuring walks, talks, theatre shows, food, music, fairs. Find out more

Creativity Mind-Set Symposium

The Creativity Mind-Set Symposium is a meeting for creative minds to address a creativity deficit in our current pedagogical and curricular landscape. Find out more

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