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Waae Presentation Laura Gander Howe

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