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  • 1. Towards a paradigm of cultural education for the 21st century Skin, ACE Dance and Music Photo: Brian Slater 01/11/09 Laura Gander-Howe, Director of Learning, Arts Council England
  • 2. Arts Council England: Our role to campaign, invest and develop the arts
    • Strong track record of supporting education and arts
      • response to All Our Futures (1998)
      • in and out of school provision
      • national, regional and local partnerships
  • 3. Increased Arts Council investment:
      • CYP strategy 2005-2008 ‘Children and Young People and the Arts’
      • Arts Award – launched 2005
        • 21,000 awards
        • Partnerships: Youth Justice Board, Skills Academy, University of the Arts London
      • Artsmark – since 2001
        • 10 th round
        • over 4000 current Artsmark schools
        • over 9000 schools have gained Artsmark status during the programme
      • Creative Partnership – since 2002
        • has worked with 2700 schools
      • Young Peoples Participatory Theatre programme
        • a three-year DCMS-funded initiative to develop youth and participatory theatre in England 2005/06–2008/09
        • programme focussed on practical involvement in theatre craft and management to advocacy and policy-making
        • engaged with over 13,500 young people
  • 4. Additional investment through:
      • Department for Children, Schools and Families
      • Music Manifesto
        • Significant investment over 3 years, £300m plus
        • Free music tuition
        • Extra curricular activities, e.g. choirs and orchestras
      • Sing Up – National singing campaign in all primary schools
      • In Harmony (El Sistema) - Engage less advantaged primary pupils (Lambeth, Norwich, Liverpool)
      • Youth Music action zones – Since 2000 22 zones set up in areas of socio-economic disadvantage, providing activities to those who may usually miss out
      • Find your talent – 10 pathfinders to explore models of developing partnerships and local delivery required to realise a cultural offer for all children and young people, £25m over three years
  • 5. 2009 - significant year in terms of: Economics Politics Strategy
  • 6. Economic – recession
      • high levels of debt
      • cuts to public spending
      • duplication of funding and initiatives
      • desire to formalise partnership working
      • pool resources and efforts
      • simplify an over complex infrastructure
      • match demand to supply
  • 7. Political
      • May 2010 election
      • case for investment in the arts by Arts Council England
      • international
        • UNESCO Road map for Arts Education
        • Preparation for Korea
      • maintaining profile of the arts in terms of children and young people’s engagement = social and economic wellbeing
  • 8. Strategy
      • Arts Council England’s Arts Strategy towards 2020
      • Great Art for Everyone
      • goal based
      • children and young people, skills, talent, engagement, partnerships as emerging themes
      • children and young people: future audiences, future practitioners, building social and emotional wellbeing
      • linked to wider policy: 21st century schools, 14-19 qualification reform, Creative Britain, Digital Britain, Cultural Learning Alliance
  • 9. Arts Council England’s Roadmap to 2020
      • create a strategic alliance with key cultural partners
      • agree a cross sector strategy for children and young people, including arts and culture
      • agree shared vision and priorities
      • map existing supply and demand
      • develop local partnerships and delivery models
      • clarify links and opportunities with local authorities
  • 10. Build on successful programmes and infrastructures
      • Find Your Talent
      • Arts Award
      • Artsmark
      • Creative Partnerships
  • 11. Supply and demand
      • need to better match arts and cultural opportunities
      • what children and young people want
      • how to engage the disengaged
      • identify barriers to every child engaging in high quality arts and cultural opportunities
      • determine local delivery organisations (CCE, National Skills Academy, clusters of arts organisations)
  • 12. Thank you www.artscouncil.org.uk