New arts fund will test the effect of cultural trips on attainment

13 January 2017

Also this week: Labour's Tristram Hunt quitting as MP to head V&A Museum

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New arts fund will test the effect of cultural trips on attainment

The aim of the new £2.5m grant, set up jointly by the Education Endowment Fund and the Royal Society of Arts, is to test the impact of cultural education on pupils’ attainment, as well as their creativity and confidence. Read more

'Arts industry will play key role in promoting post Brexit Britain', say Ministers

Britain’s world-class museums, galleries and theatres will play a key role in promoting the country abroad post-Brexit, Culture Secretary Karen Bradley and Minister for Exiting the European Union Robin Walker announced. Read more

National Theatre signs up to free theatregoing scheme for 4,500 schoolchildren

It is part of the annual Every Child a Theatre Goer initiative by the London Borough of Newham and is the first time that the NT has collaborated with the project. Read more

Labour's Tristram Hunt quitting as MP to head V&A Museum

Labour MP Tristram Hunt is quitting as an MP to become the director of London's Victoria and Albert Museum, triggering a by-election. Read more

Donmar, Royal Court and BAC offer backstage apprenticeships

Battersea Arts Centre, the Donmar Warehouse and the Royal Court are among six London venues that will offer apprenticeships in the fourth year of a scheme run by a consortium of theatres. Read more

Arts pressure group to assess impact of Brexit on creative sector

Brexit’s ongoing impact on the arts sector is being assessed as part of a second major survey by the Creative Industries Federation. Read more

Government launches City of Culture competition

The prestigious title is a chance to use arts and culture as a catalyst for a city’s economic and social regeneration. And of course to raise the profile of the city’s creative reputation right across the country. Read more

New music venue coming to Tooting thanks to £12k crowdfunding campaign

From Friday January 27, The Sound Lounge in Upper Tooting Road will be open seven days a week as a music venue, arts centre and vegetarian café. Read more