Arts jobs increase by 4% in a year

29 April 2016

Also this week: date set for EBacc parliamentary debate, and European Space Agency call for applications to arts and science residency.

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Arts jobs increase by 4% in a year

The number of jobs in the arts has increased by 4% in the past year, according to new government figures, which also show almost one million people now work in the arts. Read more

Date set for EBacc parliamentary debate

MPs will debate the exclusion of arts subjects from the English Baccalaureate on July 4, after more than 100,000 people signed a petition about the issue. Read more

Culture and heritage benefit from bequests

More culture and heritage charities are benefiting from legacies, according to new research which shows that 12.5% of charities mentioned in wills for the first time in 2015 were in the culture and heritage sector. Read more

Academisation strains relationship between Music Hubs and schools

Music teaching provision is becoming incohesive as schools are left to decide whether or not to engage with local hubs, according to a new report by the Musicians Union. Read more

Battle for Mayor of London: who’s best for the arts?

As London prepares to elect a new mayor, The Stage spoke to the candidates from the four major parties to find out their policies on the arts. Read more

European Space Agency call for applications to arts and science residency

The ESA is calling for artists to apply for a residency which it’s hosting for the first time in collaboration with Ars Electronica in an effort “to explore the fertile ground between art and space science.” Read more


Portabello Live

Taking place this bank holiday weekend, the Portobello Live! festival showcases the heart and art of vibrant West London in a rich blend of music, cabaret, spoken word and performance. Read more

New Blood Shift

D&AD are running a new free 12-week night school for 16-24 year old's to get up to speed on what it means to be an advertising creative. The course includes mentorship and paid placements are up for grabs. Read more


Art16 returns to Olympia London from 20 – 22 May 2016 and will be showcasing over 1000 outstanding artworks from artists and galleries across the world. Read more