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Culture White Paper

The Department of Culture, Media & Sport recently published the Cultural White Paper, setting out the government’s ambition and strategy for the…

18th Apr 2016

‘Educational Excellence Everywhere’ – The Education White Paper

The Department for Education published their ‘Educational Excellence Everywhere’, the education white paper, on 17th March 2016 – you can read the…

18th Apr 2016

Nick Gibb at the London Mayor’s Summit on Music Education

The Schools Minister explains why both equity and quality need to be at the heart of music education: Thank you Munira [Murza,…

18th Apr 2016

Chancellor endorses art for art’s sake

Public funding for the creative industries is about more than simply an economic calculation, it’s “an investment in who we are as a…

18th Jan 2016

Jeremy Corbyn’s take on arts education

An article published on BBC news: 24 things that Jeremy Corbyn believes, shows Corbyn’s belief in music education. 21. Every child should…

16th Sep 2015

Sarah Connolly speech at Westminster: Why we need the arts

Sarah Connolly, the wonderful British mezzo-soprano, was the principal speaker yesterday afternoon at a special Arts Council England event in Westminster, addressing…

16th Sep 2015

Lucy Powell: 10 facts about the new shadow education secretary

Lucy Powell has been confirmed as the new shadow education secretary. Here’s what we know so far: Powell was born in Manchester….

14th Sep 2015

ACE report on the contribution of the arts & culture industry on the national economy

ACE have produced a report in partnership with Cebr on the contribution of the arts & culture industry on national economy. Read…

3rd Sep 2015

Nicky Morgan insists teaching arts is ‘essential’

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has hit back at claims the Government has downgraded the teaching of arts in schools, insisting she considered…

16th Jul 2015

Polly Toynbee “A tip for the next Labour leader – get yourself an interest outside politics”

What a strange time. As chair of the Brighton festival that opened on 2 May and runs until next Sunday, I have…

22nd May 2015

Creative Education Agenda – making the case for STEAM

The Creative Industries Federation have produced a Creative Education Agenda, looking at how and why the next government should support cultural and…

14th May 2015

Don’t stifle creativity with more cuts to arts education, say experts

The creative industries is the fastest growing sector of the UK economy, but a new Tory government should recognise that high fees…

8th May 2015

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