Investing in Arts and Culture

4 July 2014

The Arts Council announced this week details of its investment over the next three years (2015-18).

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Investing in Arts and Culture

The Arts Council announced this week details of its investment over the next three years (2015-18). This includes its new National portfolio of arts organisations and museums, representing a major public investment in England’s arts and culture. Read more

The Guardian made available a special live coverage of the day of the announcement including all of the highlights from Twitter. Read more

A happy life is a creative life: why every child needs music

Event write-up of the latest symposium about the National Plan for Music. It took place at the centre of the London Symphony Orchestra's music education programme, St Luke's on Old Street and was organised by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Read more

A strategy for the creative industries

Deputy CEO at Creative & Cultural Skills, Catherine Large talks about the launch of Create UK, a strategy for the creative industries. It is the latest initiative of the Creative Industries Council, an industry-government partnership that has brought together employers from across the sector. Read more

Creative industries jobs increase by 10% in two years

From 2011 to 2013, there was a rise in the number of people working in both creative and support roles in these industries – which includes music, performing and visual arts, as well as other professions such as IT, advertising, marketing and architecture – from 1.5 million to 1.7 million. Read more

‘Why we want to make Michael Gove an ambassador for cultural education’

‘Despite the implications of current policy, I believe that Michael Gove does care about the arts in schools…’ Read more

#CreateUK week

This week, the country celebrated the phenomenal success of the UK Creative Industries in a long digital event. Some of the highlights can be found on Twitter. Find out more

Creative Resources

Iniva Creative Learning has launched a series of free and paid-for resources which aim to give educators and therapists ideas for working with art with children. Read more

‘What I learned from starting a creative business?’

Award-winning jewellery designer Harriet Kelsall gives eight things that she learned about starting and growing a successful new venture. Read more

Arts Class Conference - 9 July 2014

Hackney Learning Trust are presenting their first conference on the arts in schools. This is a great networking opportunity for teachers of different arts subjects in the region this summer. Our CEO, Steve Moffitt, will speak in the morning about the importance of keeping the arts vibrant for young people and will consider the current framework for cultural and creative development. For more information download the PDF below.

Download Arts Class Conference programme

Become a Young Volunteer Tour Guide at the Geffrye Museum

The museum is looking for young people aged 14 - 24 who are interested in researching our objects, delivering public tours and meeting people. Led and supported by experienced storytellers you will receive training to become a confident guide. Following your training you will lead museum visitors around our period rooms and special exhibitions. Read more


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