Teachers warn arts subjects could be wiped out in some schools

1 April 2016

Also this week: £29k gender pay gap at top theatres revealed, and Sound and Music launches initiative to address lack of diversity in new music

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Teachers warn arts subjects could be wiped out in some schools

The government’s decision to extend school hours to allow extra time for the arts could undermine creative subjects by encouraging a view that they are “hobbyist subjects”, teachers at the NASUWT conference have warned. Read more

Revealed: £29k gender pay gap at top theatres

Women leaders at top subsidised theatres are paid £29,000 less on average than men, according to new research by The Stage. Read more

50 most creative companies in England revealed

The makers of an anti-snoring app, the production company behind Channel 4's Dispatches programme and a 3D printing start-up are among England's 50 most creative companies, according to a new report. Read more

Sound and Music launches initiative to address lack of diversity in new music

The new initiative invites UK composers and music creators who are either registered disabled or from backgrounds other than White British to join Sound and Music’s talent development residency programmes. Read more

London Design Museum Kensington move gets November date

The Design Museum will move from its Tower Bridge premises to a new location on Kensington High Street on 24 November this year. Read more

Narcissists are more likely to make money in art, study shows

An analysis of auction prices has revealed how artists who display narcissistic tendencies make more money through sales, after scientists matched their star paintings to their signatures. Read more

EVENTS

Discover & Explore Arts Award Adviser training

Develop young people’s creativity and reward achievement with Arts Award. This course is for adults who want to become Discover and Explore Arts Award advisers. The training takes place on the 13th April at the London Connected Learning Centre. Book here

Design Sprint

Get your creativity flowing on this three-day design bootcamp. Investigate what makes people tick, generate ideas to solve problems, then pitch your ideas – all the while challenged by some of Europe’s best design thinkers. Book here

Theatrically Re-imagining Collections

Join UCL Museums and Impropera for an inspirational and though provoking day as they disrupt and unpick current practice around performance in museums. Book here