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What we did in 2018

Welcome to our annual round-up of our activity.

2018 was a cracker of a year. Brexit dominated our political life. The value of creativity and the importance of arts education were nevertheless discussed and written about extensively.

There is evidence to show that cultural participation can contribute to social relationships, community cohesion, and/or make communities feel safer and stronger. Research has found positive links between cultural participation and improved social skills and engagement with the wider community, and evidence that culture can play a role in tackling crime.

Department of Culture Media & Sport The Culture White Paper, 2016

19 December 2018

This month we bring you news that the Creative Industries are now worth £101bn to the UK economy; the first report from the new Creative Industries Policy and Research Centre; an ISM Future of Music Education report; how to Fly The Flag for UN Human Rights Day; the SSAT Pure Imagination Conference; and a reminder that the Arts Council England 2020-30 Strategy first stage consultation closes on 2 January.

18 December 2018

On 12 December the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee took evidence on a current inquiry into the social impact of participation in culture and sport from five government ministers: