Welcome to our annual round-up for CLA activity.
In our 2019 round-up we predicted that 2020 would hold ‘upheavals for the arts and education sectors’. This now sounds like the understatement of the decade. The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the context in which we are working and will continue to do so in 2021.
The Cultural Learning Alliance (CLA) exists to champion a right to arts and culture for every child. To do this we need a vibrant workforce to deliver cultural learning. The CLA is asking freelancers and colleagues working in organisations to fill in this short survey about roles in cultural learning, contracts and redundancies.
This month we bring you news of a range of reports highlighting the impact of Covid on children experiencing disadvantage; new Covid guidance from government; how to get involved in the UNESCO Futures of Education initiative; STEAM activities; and ICYMI a DCMS report: the role of arts in improving health and wellbeing.
This month we bring you news of the removal of ITT bursaries for arts subjects; Centre for Cultural Value’s conference; Place2Be’s wellbeing CPD; Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Teacher Development Fund; more evidence on the value of studying music; key findings on remote CPD and learning from the Education Endowment Foundation; emergency funding from the Culture Recovery Fund and the Clore Duffield Foundation; and Creative Generation Young & Emerging Leaders Forum.
This month we bring you news of two new reports on the attainment gap; £1 billion of catch-up support from the DfE; free internet and mobile data for pupils experiencing disadvantage; a report on class and jobs in the creative industries; £1.57 billion of support for the cultural sector; the launch of Covid-secure guidance for learning teams in cultural organisations; updated guidance from DCMS on Arts Sector Reopening and the #HereForCulture campaign from DCMS.