The ambition is for every pupil to have access to high-quality cultural activities in and out of school, eventually reaching five hours a week for all. Find Your Talent has been trialing how this might work in local areas, and now the DCMS and DCSF have used what’s been learnt to develop a policy for the future.
By 2021 we all know things will be different. The Arts Council has made some assumptions about what that will look like and the context in which the arts will operate. They’ve taken on board that we’ll have a new generation of ‘digital natives’ in the creative arts, our population will be different, climate change will be a priority and we’ve yet to see the fall-out from the recession.
We think that across the Cultural Learning Alliance we probably know a huge amount about what cultural learning does – for children and young people, for culture, for society and for the people who work with young people. We’ve got it written up in evaluations of both large and small projects or as case studies. You probably have a few sitting on your shelf or in your desk drawers.