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Arts reach almost all children, DCMS report finds

The latest DCMS Taking Part survey has revealed small increases in cultural engagement by children and young people. Almost all children aged…

6th Nov 2014

Labour launches Arts Alliance

Policy ideas for Labour’s 2015 manifesto and beyond will be the focus of a new initiative, announced at the party conference. An…

30th Sep 2014

Music Mark’s Response to ‘Don’t Stop the Music’

Following the 2 part series of ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ on Channel 4, Music Mark has written the following response on behalf of our membership….

29th Sep 2014

Young People and the Arts – Music Mark’s Response to the Labour Consultation

Graeme Smith, Trustee of Music Mark and Head of Croydon Music and Arts, has submitted a response to the Labour consultation on…

22nd Sep 2014

Music Mark Response to the Government’s Consultations on GCSE and A-Level reforms

Thank you to all Music Mark members who contributed their comments in support of the recent GCSE and A-Level Consultations. Please find…

22nd Sep 2014

No school “outstanding” without the arts – Kevin Brennan MP

Creativity is the central quality that makes us human. Since humans painted striking images of the animals they hunted on the walls…

15th Sep 2014

Wellbeing analysis makes stronger case for the arts

A focus on wellbeing would lead funders to place a greater emphasis on participatory arts, says Parliamentary report. Following a year-long inquiry,…

12th Sep 2014

School Minister Announces Rate of Education Services Grant for 15-16

The Minister of State for Schools (David Laws MP): I am today announcing the rates of the Education Services Grant (ESG) in…

22nd Jul 2014

Fairer school funding: Government statement

The Rt Hon David Laws MP: I am today announcing how we will allocate £390 million of additional schools funding to the least fairly funded…

21st Jul 2014

Cameron hosts party to celebrate contribution of the arts

Helena Bonham Carter couldn’t think of “anything intelligent” to say about the government’s record on the arts, while Conservative peer Lord Fellowes…

1st Jul 2014

Music Mark Response to the ESG Consultation

Music Mark has submitted a response to the Government’s ESG consultation. Read Chair Nigel M Taylor’s full response

19th Jun 2014

Music Mark Response to the Government’s Consultation on Savings to the Education Services Grant 2015-16

Submission from Nigel M Taylor, Chair 19th June 2014 4 a) Are there any reasons why local authority expenditure on central support…

19th Jun 2014

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