Silos must end for the arts to thrive, report concludes

20 February 2015

More needs to be done to recognise the synergies between the cultural and creative industries, according to the arts leaders at the heart of the Warwick Commission inquiry into the Future of Cultural Value.

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Silos must end for the arts to thrive, report concludes

More needs to be done to recognise the synergies between the cultural and creative industries, according to the arts leaders at the heart of the Warwick Commission inquiry into the Future of Cultural Value. Read more

Get Creative – be a part of it!

A major celebration of the arts, the culture and the creativity that flourishes up and down this country and is enjoyed by millions. This year-long campaign is led by the BBC and What Next? in partnership with a huge range of arts, cultural and voluntary organisations across the UK. Read more

Introducing the Adviser hub

This week Arts Award launched of a special website for Arts Award advisers designed to allow them easy access to all the support and resources they need to successfully deliver Arts Award. Read more

London Music Champions

Sound Connections and Music Mark are working together to recruit and support a small group of Music Champions who have a proven track record of running a school with high quality music education provision. The Champions will work closely with music education hubs to support school leaders across London with the programme contributing to the Mayor’s London Music Pledge. For more information download the PDF below

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Malorie Blackman is launching an online book festival for teens

Teen Fest takes place on 4 and 5 March as part of World Book Day and will see authors and readers chatting on social media, as well as podcasts and career advice. Read more

The Future: New Ideas: New Inspirations"

A conference that will bring the opportunity to focus on new models, new partnerships and to challenge how we work by being provocative and celebrating the diversity of dance in the UK today. Each day of the conference is themed and will focus on specific topics. Read more

Literacy & Maths Using Photography Schools Project

Support this Fotosynthesis London’s campaign that aims to deliver 64 practical 'Literacy & Maths through Photography' workshops to children in 16 primary schools in Brixton. Read more

Schools Tour of Little Universe in Brent and Ealing

Fevered Sleep is an outdoor show for 3 – 7 year olds reveals the patterns and movements that set everything in motion. Combining dance, objects and music, the show is a playful and visually striking event made especially for the outdoors. They are currently seeking partner schools in Brent & Ealing for Little Universe performances and activities in June 2015. Read more

Architecture in Schools: Primary

Open-City, London’s architecture charity, will be running again the exciting Architecture in Schools: Primary programme during the summer term for KS2. Last year over 500 pupils from 14 London wide schools participated, partnering with over 40 architects and built environment professionals. Read more

Strengthening the educational diet

What happens when children from deprived backgrounds go to the theatre for the first time? Sarah Cassidy reports on the impact of the Start programme. Read more

Almost half of public want more money spent on schools, poll finds

The survey of more than 1,700 adults revealed that 45 per cent wanted the Government to spend more on education over the next five years. This took into account “the way in which expenditure is funded by taxation, borrowing or reductions in other spending”. Read more

Industry Takeover All Dayer

On Saturday 28th March, the Industry Takeover All Dayer returns with a game-changing day of unmissable seminars, workshops and opportunities of heavyweight networking. The day-long event is curated by Urban Development’s network of young people, the UD Creatives. Read more

The Future of Creative Leadership

To celebrate women’s leadership in the arts and cultural sectors, The Legacy List has developed an annual elle symposium which will focus on key challenges, issues and topical debates to inspire our next generation of women leaders. This year, the focus is The Future of Creative Leadership, how a new generation of women could transform the arts and culture sector. Read more