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General Election 2019 manifestos

What do they mean for arts, culture and learning?

In this briefing we will compare and contrast the policies most relevant to cultural learning in the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative Manifestos.

Art teaches things like resilience, creativity, curiosity, teamwork, social skills, communication skills. It also teaches children how to fail and persevere until they succeed.

If we don’t teach art in schools, our children will not have these advantages later on in life. 

Andria Zafirakou 2018 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize Winner and Art & Textiles Teacher, Alperton Community School, The National, 28 June 2018

13 November 2019

This month we bring you news of the new £9,000 Art & Design PGCE bursary; cultural learning election manifestos; DfE analysis of GCSE entries and new guidance on Character Education; plus international practice, research and advocacy links.

15 October 2019

The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education has today launched a report and recommendations for the promotion of creativity in education in England.