2019 saw Brexit continue to dominate our political life, an election, a new government, two different education ministers and three different arts ministers in post. We expect 2020 to hold similar upheavals for the arts and education sectors.
We shouldn’t be wondering whether children need art and music and stories and poems any more than wondering whether plants need water
This month we bring you news of the OECD PISA results and the news that England will be opting out of the 2021 creative thinking test; the Frankfurt declaration for arts education; arts education manifestos; election lobbying; and the £50,000 Fusion Prize.
After some months of turbulence, a general election has now been called for the 12 December. This post details six different ways that you can help to make the case for the arts and cultural learning in this landscape.