Arts Education

Why The BBC Is Wrong To Remove Education From Applicants' CVs

Jennifer Tuckett | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK
Jennifer Tuckett

Working together to protect education and its power to be an equaliser is the key, not getting rid of acknowledging it, cutting off what is often the only equaliser - that if you do well in your exams, you can go to a good university and have this on your CV as you make your way in your career.

Why Theatre Is One Of The Most Important Tools For Social Justice

Nilaja Sun | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nilaja Sun

I am from the Lower East Side of New York. A beautifully diverse neighbourhood filled to the brim with colour, life, and the stamp of the immigrant experience. Growing up, I felt the beauty of the diversity, delighted in the taste of foods from all over the world and absorbed the sound of the many accents that dominated this unique part of the Big Apple.

Why Conservative Education Minister Is Wrong To Say Arts Education Is A Soft Subject

Jennifer Tuckett | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Politics
Jennifer Tuckett

In this day and age, how can statements like this be ok?

Are We Just Going To Let Creative Writing Die?

Jennifer Tuckett | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Jennifer Tuckett

The A Level in Creative Writing is due to come to an end this year. Other arts A Levels, such as the A Level in Art History, have, since the decision to close the A Level in Creative Writing was taken by the government, been saved.

The House Of Lords Investigation Into The Gap Between Education And The Skills Needed In The Creative Industries

Jennifer Tuckett | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Politics
Jennifer Tuckett

The House of Lords has this week launched an investigation into the gap between the skills needed in the creative industries and the skills education providers are supplying arts students with.

The Arts: Essential Or Expendable?

Eve Jardine-Young | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Eve Jardine-Young

As we confront unprecedented political and economic changes both in the UK and across the world, just how important are the arts to our society? Do we...

What Moonlight Teaches Us About The Importance Of Creative Writing Training

Jennifer Tuckett | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jennifer Tuckett

Tarell McCraney, the writer of the play which is the basis of the film Moonlight which was last night's Oscar winner for Best Picture and Best Adapted...

Arts Education Should be Championed, Not Side-lined

Professor John Raftery | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Professor John Raftery

While it is seductively easy to solve a short term cash flow problem and close a course, it is much harder to open a new one, and so the decision to close should never be taken lightly. In these situations, it is a public interest focussed judgement. Arts education is not just good for society, it is civilization optimising and more should be done to ensure it is celebrated and protected.

Music To Unlearn: Social Transformation In Colombia

Cathy Graham | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Cathy Graham

It was a remarkable time to be in Colombia. Back in October - before the new peace deal between the government and the Farc rebel group had given rene...

Why It's Wrong To Say Creative Writing Courses Are Killing Creativity

Jennifer Tuckett | Posted 28.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jennifer Tuckett

I wanted to write about why, in my opinion, she is wrong and also about why I believe it's important to address the way the criticism of writing training for the reasons outlined in her blog is causing damage to the diversity of the writing industry.

Final Thoughts From London Writers' Week 2016: How Theatre And Digital Publishing Can Change Arts Education And The Arts Industry

Jennifer Tuckett | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jennifer Tuckett

As part of London Writers' Week 2016, I recently chaired two panels on theatre publishing and diversity. The speakers were Rob Drummer, Associate Dramaturg at the Bush Theatre, and George Spender, Senior Editor at Oberon Books.

Thoughts from London Writers' Week: How Arts Education Can Create a More Sustainable Arts Industry

Jennifer Tuckett | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jennifer Tuckett

Last week I chaired a panel at London Writers' Week on how the industry and academia can work together to improve arts education and, via this, create...

Don't Deny Access to the Arts to the People Who Need it Most

Nicky Goulder | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Politics
Nicky Goulder

Next week is pivotal for the future of artistic diversity in the UK. On 4 July Parliament will debate whether the EBacc should include expressive arts subjects, with the result having potentially huge ramifications for who the arts are 'for' in Britain - are they for everyone to practice and appreciate, or are they the preserve of a wealthy and culturally homogenous elite?

If We're Talking 'Value', Then Education is Worth More Than Money

Katie Beswick | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Beswick

We shouldn't fall into the trap of talking numbers when it comes to education - whether in the arts, humanities or STEM subjects... Education is too important. It is more than dollar signs. It needn't be a scarce resource to offer something valuable.

Art Party Conference and the Case for Arts Education

Sheila McGregor | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sheila McGregor

I recently embarked on a good spring-clean of my files and book shelves at home. My main task was to thin out the serried ranks of policy and evaluation reports that accumulated during a period of freelance employment in the early to late 2000s - the high watermark of the last Labour government's investment in the arts and creative education.

Young Shakespeare Nation: Bringing Shakespeare to Life for Children

Jeremy Newton | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jeremy Newton

If we can capture the exhilaration of Shakespeare's works and translate that back into the classroom, not only pupils but teachers too will remain enthralled for years to come.

HRH The Prince of Wales's Education and Young People film

Jeremy Newton | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremy Newton

A brand new film showcasing the valuable work of HRH The Prince of Wales's arts and education charities launched yesterday on Huffington Post UK. The...

Arts Based Learning With Impact

Jeremy Newton | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremy Newton

Now that the arts have safely returned to the classroom, we need to ensure they are utilised as much as possible, across all subjects in the curriculum. we have seen that using the arts in the classroom helps nurture children's communication and language skills, analysis and teamwork.

Pupil Premium Must Give the Arts a Chance to Bridge the Attainment Gap

Jeremy Newton | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremy Newton

I strongly believe the arts have the power to transform lives. The earlier a child's engagement with the arts, the more likely they are to develop vital skills such as communication, analysis, confidence and teamwork. These skills can help pupils better engage with the mainstream curriculum.

Going Bacc to the Future

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rosy Greenlees

As the whole saga untangles, we are delighted that art and design will be retained in the National Curriculum, and that its importance both to the economy and as a tool to broaden pupils' grasp of the world around them has been recognised.

Education in the Republic of Korea and the UK: National Treasures or National Headaches?

Rebecca Boyle Suh | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Boyle Suh

Korean students inarguably excel at passing tests. The majority of their education has been focused on knowledge-based learning and testing, and securing university places rather than on building essential core skills such as imaginative thinking, empathy, flexibility, innovation and risk-taking.

Learning Through Dance: Why Children Should Keep on Dancing

Jeremy Newton | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremy Newton

Having worked for the last seven years engaging young people with the arts, I've seen just how influential they can be on helping children to develop life skills giving them the confidence they need to shape a better future.

Education Changes Threaten Next Generation of Artists

Sheila McGregor | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sheila McGregor

Michael Gove, a scholarship pupil at the selective Robert Gordon's College in Aberdeen, clearly regards his own educational experience as a template for the rest of us. It worked for me, the thinking goes, so it ought to work for everyone else too.

Stepping Into the Arts - How to Inspire A Generation

Juliet Cooke | Posted 19.11.2012 | Home
Juliet Cooke

We are fortunate to live in one of the most culturally rich cities in the world and I believe that arts and culture organisations, however large or small, should look to embrace emerging talent through structured apprenticeships and internships.

Students Are Waking Up to Slipping Standards - And Universities Need to Take Notice

Helen Crane | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Helen Crane

The problems within the higher education system are multiple, and these need to be considered if we are to expect students to willingly put themselves in three times more debt. The pool of 18-year-old with the financial support to go to university on a whim without a concern for its relative value will be vastly reduced.