Weekly Roundup (21-25 Jan 2013)

25 January 2013

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

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Making the case for the arts

Theatre critic and columnist, Joyce McMillan speaks about the cultural value of art, making the arts sustainable and the future of creative industries.

Ebacc updates

This week, artist Tracey Emin warned about riots in the streets if arts are not included on the new list of core GCSE subjects. Read here

The head of one of London's best performing schools in Enfield attacked the EBacc proposal and pledged to keep encouraging teenagers to study arts subjects.

Letter handed in at Downing Street

Over 100 individuals and organisations including The National Portrait Gallery, Shakespeare Globe, Southbank Centre, University of Arts London and the National Theatre addressed a petition to the Prime Minister to slow down EBacc reforms.

"A Forgan farewell"

Mark Robinson, founder of arts strategists Thinking Practice, shares his view on Liz Forgan's last week farewell speech.

Calls for longer and higher quality apprenticeships

A new report by Policy Exchange argues that apprenticeship programmes should last three years and be as demanding as A-levels. Read here

Chisenhale Gallery's Youth Forum

Calling creative young people to join the Propeller Art Forum. The forum is open for anyone aged 15-20 that has an interest in art and wants to have an engagement in an arts institution.