Children who paint more likely to grow up into entrepreneurs

25 October 2013

Children who paint or play music are more likely to turn into successful business people with their own inventions when they grow up, according to new research. A summary of the past week in arts and education.

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Children who paint more likely to grow up into entrepreneurs

Children who paint or play music are more likely to turn into successful business people with their own inventions when they grow up, according to new research. Read more

Arts sector must take education into its own hands

Cultural education for children should be provided by arts organisations rather than being “foisted” on to the government or schools, Southbank Centre artistic director Jude Kelly has said. Read more

What, Why and How - Art in Schools

FREE two-day CPD Tate event for teachers in Lambeth, Southwark and Tower Hamlets at Tate Modern, exploring the changing Art and Design curriculum. Speakers will our own CEO, include Steve Moffitt. (Thurs 06 & Thurs 13 February 2014). Download the flyer here, and RSVP to Maggie.Connolly@tate.org.uk by Friday 24 January 2014

Valuing children’s imagination

Interesting blog from the Guardian’s Lyn Gardner, questioning why some areas of theatre are valued over others, particularly theatre for young audiences? Read more

Lottery £3.85 million for groundbreaking musical collaboration

The Big Lottery Fund is today announcing a £3.85 million partnership between the UK’s biggest music and entertainment brands and major youth sector players to use music to bring positive changes to the lives of millions of young people across the UK. Read more

History of educational departments in arts organisations

Listen to this interesting debate about the history of educational departments in arts orgs - a recording of a live Platform event exploring the birth of TIE companies and Education departments in theatre. Listen here

Eye-boggling arts for all the family this half-term

Whether your half term starts here or you have to wait a few more days, the Family Arts Festival has hundreds of terrific festival events tailormade for your family. Read more

Teacher training faces crisis

This letter appeared in the Monday 21st October edition of the Independent, suggesting that standards of education are being threatened by a serious and growing shortage of school places and an emerging crisis in recruitment to teacher training. Read more

University chosen for two postgraduate funding initiatives

£15 million allocated for 200 arts research “studentships” - skills training in higher education institutions with a focus on arts sector. Read more