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    Arts Award Blog

    What is arts education for? And what contribution can Arts Award make?

    This is the final blog in a series that has been written by Arts Award moderator and adviser Frances Howard, based on her doctoral research investigating the educational experiences of ‘dis-engaged’ y...

    Unlock young people’s theatrical careers with Get Into Theatre

    This year we saw the launch of a fantastic new initiative for young people interested in a career in theatre – Get Into Theatre. Packed full of information, guidance and opportunities for those lookin...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 28 Oct 2019

    The Durham Commission Reports - opportunities for arts education

    We were excited to read the Durham Commission report on Creativity and Education, released on the 16 October 2019. In this blog we will explore some of the key findings from the report, and explore ho...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 20 Oct 2019

    Arts Award Achievers – the creatives of today

    On the blog this week, we hear from Emrys Green, Business & Projects Manager at Upstart Projects who run Voice Magazine and Arts Award Voice for young people. Emrys tells us about the positive impact ...

    Author: Guest Writer

    Date: 26 Feb 2019

    5 reasons why arts teachers are important

    The holidays have whizzed past and here we are again at the start of a new term and a new year. Despite Christmas being a well-deserved break involving too much food (and in some cases, too much famil...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 08 Jan 2019

    Parallels between the Gatsby Benchmarks and Arts Award

    In December 2017, the UK Government laid out its’ careers strategy, a plan to raise standards around career guidance in England. A key pillar of the strategy was embedding the Gatsby Career Benchmarks...

    Author: Alan Lynch

    Date: 03 Sep 2018

    Providing creative opportunities with Gold

    The latest statistics on the number of teenagers pursuing an Arts based education have raised concerns about potential knock-on effects this might have on the creative industries. This is not a new co...

    Author: Catherine Sercombe

    Date: 28 Aug 2018

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