Weekly Roundup (18-22 March 2013)

22 March 2013

A round-up of this week's news and activities from across the arts, cultural and education sector.

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"Arts and culture should be invested in and cherished"

At his inaugural lecture at London's RSA, Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England, highlighted some of the innovative ways in which arts organisations around the country are working to "sustain our world class arts and culture".

The event marked the launch of a partnership between the RSA and the Arts Council to deliver a new series of State of the Arts seminars. Full transcript and audio has been made available at the Arts Council England's website.

Driving to improve cultural education

Arts Council England, in partnership with Cultural and Creative Skills, has commissioned research to review GCSE qualifications in drama, dance, music and art and design. The project will also create a draft new curriculum for each of the four subjects. Read here

Boost for creative industries sector

The creative industries have been given a further £25m to help contribute to economic growth. Read here

Exploring university and museum relationships

Interesting perspectives from different universities and the London Museum Group, on finding the best ways to develop collaborative partnerships and the successful rewards these can bring.

I am creative

A new competition that aims to develop students' creativity in school, and enable them to discover the creative skills and interests they never knew they had, has been launched this week.

Art students find inspiration in the lab

Find out how students' creativity abounds when art and science students put their heads together, as they take part on an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Read here

Quality art in Early Years

Ruth Churchill Dower, director of Early Arts, discusses how to ensure creative and cultural practice for young children is always of the highest quality. Read more

Theatre for babies, children and teenagers

Lyn Gardner encourages more theatre performances for parents and carers who love the theatre but find it hard to get out in the evenings or would not be welcome at a matinee. Read here

My theatre matters

A new campaign aiming to inspire people to speak up about how much they value their local theatres has been launched. The initiative was set up by the actors' union Equity, The Stage and the Theatrical Management Association (TMA).

Family Friendly Arts Campaign

A new campaign designed to support organisations to increase family participation in arts eventswill be launched next month. The campaign involves the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), Dance UK and the Association of British Orchestras. Read here