Bob and Roberta Smith

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.

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.

We Have Nothing to Lose But Our USP!

Joanna Kavenna | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
Joanna Kavenna

I met a literary agent the other day. She told me that these days when you sell a novel to publishers, there has to be a USP. "A what?" I said. "'Unique Selling Point. You know, narrated by a hermaphrodite, or someone who has been repeatedly raped by their grandfather, that sort of thing.

Alice E. Vincent

Emin Contributes To 'Wise' Homelessness Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 14.03.2012 | Home

London’s homeless combined with art tends to conjure a notion of chalk drawings on a pavement, not the luxury of Somerset House and glasses of champ...