Decline in arts teaching hours and teachers

25 November 2016

Also this week: theatre more popular than sports for a night out, survey finds

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Picture credit: Kingsmead School, photographed by Roger Brown


Decline in arts teaching hours and teachers

Department for Education figures published in June 2016 show that between 2010 and 2015 the number of hours the arts were taught in secondary schools and the number of arts teachers both fell by 15%. Read more

£18m drop in funding for the arts as Lottery sales plummet

Lottery proceeds returned to good causes are at their lowest for three years following disappointing half-year ticket sales. Read more

Theatre more popular than sports for a night out, survey finds

More people would prefer to watch theatre than football, according to research by Birmingham’s Town Hall Symphony Hall (THSH). Read more

Cash injection to secure youth music for four years

Practical music teaching in England, delivered by a network of 121 hubs, is secure for another four years, ministers have announced. Read more

International activity financially ‘worth it’ for arts organisations

Over half of Arts Council England’s NPOs are reaping rewards working internationally, but larger organisations and those based in London tend to benefit most financially. Read more

Half of Bush Theatre reopening season by BAME writers

Bush Theatre artistic director Madani Younis has unveiled the programme that will reopen the venue following its £4.3 million redevelopment, with 50% of the line-up created by black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee writers. Read more


Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016

Showcasing new and recent fine art graduates, Bloomberg New Contemporaries returns to the ICA. Find out more

Discover Artsmark

This Discover Artsmark session on 30 November will introduce the new award and give you a step-by-step guide to all the stages of the process. Find out more

Walk To School (KS1 & KS2)

Walk to School is an interactive performance fusing intelligent children’s theatre with dynamic dance, storytelling and puppetry. Find out more

Into Film Awards

The Into Film Awards are back again for 2017 - setting out to find the best young filmmakers, reviewers, film clubs and teachers of the past twelve months. Find out more