Why the arts must not be squeezed off the school timetable

As our patron Bill Nighy says: “Theatre does something nothing else can. It allows children to find things out about themselves and each other and the world in a singular fashion. It involves language and ideas as well as physical expression and an opportunity to investigate behaviour and manners, which can uniquely illuminate subjects such as history and politics. It is unbeatable in providing a framework for children to gain confidence and plays its part in the democratising process essential to a sane and balanced life. It does these things better than anything I’ve come across.”
 

Labour blames Tories for £165m local arts cuts since 2010

Research published by Labour shows that, between 2010/11 and 2015/16, the total local authority expenditure on culture and heritage fell by £165 million, a figure the party claims is a "direct result" of cuts made by central government to local government.

What Inspires The Cultural Tastemakers

 

The heads of the Serpentine, Secret Cinema, Glasgow International, the Young Vic and others on how they find fresh talent and new ideas

The Hypercycle In Football

How long should it be before it’s reasonable to lose faith with a manager? How soon should improvement be seen? It’s not a question that has any easy answer – and it’s one to which the answer seems to be very dependent on context.

Santa Ana City Council Approves 10-Year Arts and Culture Master Plan

Santa Ana prides itself in the past as a city of arts, and for more than a year, it's been envisioning what that identity will look like in the future. The Santa Ana city council tasked the Cultural Planning Group, a consulting firm, in May 2015 to develop an Arts and Culture Master Plan.