The Cultural Learning Alliance champions a right to art and culture for every child

Arts education is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. It’s really the air many of these kids breathe. It’s how we get kids excited about getting up and going to school in the morning. It’s how we get them to take ownership of their future.
 

Michelle Obama Honorary Chair, President’s Committee on the Arts & the Humanities, 2009–2016

27 November 2018

This month we bring you news of two reports from the Edge Foundation and CBI/Pearson that reinforce the case for arts education; a Radio 4 Front Row debate on arts education; a Royal Albert Hall call for arts GCSEs and DfE response; funding for teacher development from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation; and a call for nominations to the National Creative Learning Awards.

29 October 2018

This month we bring you news of the RSC/Tate Time to Listen report on the impact of arts-rich schools; a House of Lords debate on music education; a £5m fund for youth performance networks; the Pisa 2021 test on creative thinking; a Frieze magazine article on the ‘extinction’ of arts in schools; a STEAM report from US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, and a DASER STEAM event.