Weekly Roundup (29 April - 3 May 2013)

3 May 2013

A round-up of this week's news and activities from across the arts, cultural and education sector.

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London 2012: Have we inspired a generation?

This week RSA hosted a debate on the impact that London 2012 brought for young people. Panelists were questioned on: What differences have London 2012 made? and What is next?

The panel included our Chief Executive Steve Moffitt; Baroness Grey-Thompson, director of UK Athletics; Matilda Neil from Legacy Trust UK youth project participant; and Matthew Taylor, chief executive at RSA.

You can watch the event here and see the Twitter conversation from the event here

The event was also an opportunity for the launch of Legacy Trust UK's research findings on London 2012 which can be found here

What Next?

This week saw the national launch of What Next? a campaign that gathers a network of theatres, museums and dance companies and that aims to promote public investment in the arts by making culture a 'manifesto issue'.

The Guardian published an article that gathers opinions from David Lan, artistic director at the Young Vic theatre, Alistair Spalding, artistic director of Sadler's Wells theatre and Nicola Thorold, executive producer at the Roundhouse.

Museums Association and Arts Professionals shared their own views about the event that last Monday gathered 650 people.

You can watch the videos from the event on the official website.

Progressing the Quality conversation

This week, Arts Council England launched a video from the CYP Quality event that took place in February. The video gives an overview of the day, and also explains how the conversation around the Quality principles has progressed. Read here

You can also find a blog which outlines the day and the next steps in the conversation.

Protecting young people in the arts, youth and cultural sectors

An event aimed at people working with children and young people to ensure that organisations are promoting best practice in their work. The event will also provide relevant child protection and safeguarding information and advice. Read here

iPads for Learning and Assessment in EYFS

Next week, Lambeth City Learning Centre will be hosting an event that aims to present how iPads and iPods are the ultimate tools to support learning in the early years. They will also show how different schools and settings are integrating their use across the curriculum. Read here

Cultivate: Inspiring Future Audiences

A Uk-wide training programme that aims to teach necessary skills to develop film education programmes in cinemas and festivals. The programme covers navigating the primary & secondary curriculum and how to inspire young people. Read here

Why are universities scrapping their community arts projects?

An insight on community arts projects developed by UK universities and arts students. The piece also presents the changes and potential risks of losing this tradition. Read here

Work begins to review arts GCSEs

Creative & Cultural Skills has been commissioned by Arts Council England to launch a study reviewing arts subjects at Key Stage 4. Read here