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Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You

If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would “build character,” they were onto something. The Washington Post…

12th Jan 2015

Ed Vaizey Hails Record Year For UK Creative Industries

2014 has been another incredible year for the UK’s creative industries. Data shows records being broken in visual art, and music with…

5th Jan 2015

AM calls for national strategy on music education in schools in the wake of proposed cuts at Welsh councils

A Liberal Democrat AM has called for a national strategy on music education in schools and revealed how music education gave her…

5th Jan 2015

Music Mark’s response to the Ofsted consultation

We have submitted a response on behalf of our membership to Ofsted’s ‘Better inspection for all’ consultation. A copy of the response is available to…

8th Dec 2014

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

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