Weekly Roundup (13-17 May 2013)

17 May 2013

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

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'Students are put off arts subjects because they don't lead to a job'

Actress and philanthropic entrepreneur Lily Cole has warned that Government cuts could put young people off studying the arts at university because they fear there will be no jobs at the end of it. Read more

Tracey Emin warns cutting art from school curriculum will cause riots

The artist and Turner-prize nominee, has argued art must remain part of the curriculum to help feed the "soul of the nation". Read more

Skills system failing London

A new report by London Councils argues that the current approach to skills is failing the capital and more jobs would be created and growth boosted by devolving skills powers and resources to London boroughs. Read more

Schools poster competition

A chance for schools and pupils to get creative and produce an eye-catching poster inspired by the Labyrinth project. Registration closes on 28 June 2013. Read more

Teaching Shakespeare

The Royal Shakespeare Company and University of Warwick have developed a new website that offers teachers online resources and a new professional development route to help transform the classroom experience of Shakespeare. Read more

Connections 2014

Applications are now open to this festival of new plays performed by young people (aged 13-19) at different venues across the country. Open to schools, youth theatres and voluntary organisations. Read more

A classroom for the 21st century

Experts from the education sector discuss how the environment can have a positive impact on teaching and learning and present innovative ways that can allow children to acquire knowledge. Read more

Creative Employment Programme

Creative & Cultural Skills is looking for a partner organisation or consortium to support the delivery of its traineeship programme across England, as part of the Creative Employment Programme. Read more

Adding value

A blog post about new trends, innovation and the changing nature of sponsorship in the cultural sector. Read more

Young carers 'harm their prospects'

The Children's Society warns that education and job prospects could be permantently damaged for children and young people caring for a relative.Read more