Radical education shift needed to avoid talent crisis

14 October 2016

Also this week: last art history A-level axed, and heritage sites to share £48m lottery boost.

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Radical education shift needed to avoid talent crisis – CIF report

The creative industries are facing a “talent crisis” because the education system is failing to equip young people with skills needed in the sector, a new report claims. Read more

Last art history A-level axed

Exam board AQA to hold final A-levels in 2018 as art historians warn decision will damage opportunities for young. Read more

Arts graduates do £7k worth of unpaid work before finding a job, survey claims

Graduates working in the arts work an average of nearly £7,000 worth of unpaid hours before securing a full-time job, a new survey has claimed. Read more

New project to explore challenges facing carers working in the arts

An action research programme aims to find more and better solutions to the problem of juggling family commitments with a career in the performing arts. Read more

Heritage sites to share £48m lottery boost

The UK's oldest working theatre and largest open air museum are in line for a share of £48m in lottery cash. Read more

21 theatres promise to offer child refugees free tickets

Twenty-one UK venues and companies including the National Theatre, the Young Vic and the Royal Exchange are pledging free theatre tickets to child refugees as a way of welcoming them to the UK. Read more


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Punchdrunk Enrichment: Imagination, Engagement And Education

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Creative Schools Symposium 2016

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