‘If the arts were in charge of education…”

20 December 2013

Jude Kelly shares her thoughts on what’s missing from the arts education policy debate in the UK, and how culture should be positioned to make the greatest impact in the future.

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"If the arts were in charge of education…"

Southbank Centre Artistic Director, Jude Kelly shares her thoughts on what’s missing from the arts education policy debate in the UK, and how culture should be positioned to make the greatest impact in the future. Read more

Education review 2013

2013 was the year when Michael Gove forged on with his plan to return to the good old days, and called his critics the 'enemies of promise'. Read more

Alter Ego 2014

Performers aged 13-19 living in Hackney are invited to showcase their talent by entering Hackney’s biggest talent competition, Alter Ego. Finalists will perform to 1,300 people on 7 February 2014. Apply now

Awards for Young Musicians

If you are aged between 5 and 17 you can apply for the Awards for Young Musicians' (AYM) Annual Awards programme. They give awards of between £200 and £2,000, and their aim is to help with all the major costs of a young musician’s training, such as lessons, buying an instrument, travel and specialist courses. Apply now

Children's Art Week Touring Exhibition: Call for Host Venues in England

As part of the national initiative Children’s Art Week, engage plan to tour an exhibition of children and young people’s artwork from 2015-16, and invite expressions of interest from venues in England to host the first exhibition in 2015. Can you help?

Creative Media

Check out some of the Spring term creative projects coming up at the Roundhouse. Read more

Common Projects

Tate London Schools and Teachers team are inviting a group of 10–15 teachers to work with them, alongside artists, curators and educators, to form a collaborative community of shared practice. Read more

School places shortage to receive extra funding

A further £2.35bn has been announced to create more school places in England, as schools struggle to keep up with pressure from a rising population. This funding will extend support for more places up to 2017. Read more

Record numbers of students enter university

Record numbers of UK students were accepted for full-time university courses this autumn, including more poorer students than ever before, reported this week the Ucas admissions service. Read more

(The Reel) Macbeth

Students from the Kidbrooke Theatre Company at Corelli College in Greenwich will present their latest play directed by Lucy Cuthbertson at the grand opening of The Michael Edwards Studio inside the historic Cutty Sark. The performance will take place on 9 February 2014. Book your place

Project Manager, Academies Enterprise Trust (AET)

The Royal Opera House (ROH) Bridge is seeking a freelance project manager to initiate and develop a programme of activity with the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET). For further information download the brief below.

Download Brief for Programme Manager AET 2013