This article is written by Ashley Curtis, brand journalist, on behalf of Stagecoach Theatre Arts School. You’d be forgiven for thinking regional theatre is at the brink of being swallowed whole due to more and more funding cuts. Ask any play director in the UK; there is no doubt a measure of sadness at the level of finance … Read more
A recent query on LinkedIn by Jen Sumner asked for examples of hard evidence of the impact of drama programmes. In the light of current campaigns around the EBacc and the national curriculum, this material is important. The responses were encouraging; I include a precis here as a summary resource. DICE (“Drama Improves Lisbon Key … Read more
The Centre for Economics and Business Research has just published research into the economic value of arts activity, entitled Arts & culture’s economic contribution – An analysis of the macroeconomic contribution of the arts and culture and of their contribution through spillover effects (May 7, 2013).. The report was commissioned in November by Arts Council … Read more
The arts are one of the main drivers of industry innovation, through design, presentation and merchandising of product; in education delivering crucial interpersonal and collaborative skills through drama that are fundamental to management and sales. The danger of caricaturing these areas as ‘Mickey Mouse degrees’ compared to traditional skills of analysis, is that it wastes … Read more
Great article from the USA about theatre for young audiences. Thanks to Chris Elwell for bringing it to attention. Why Children's Theater Matters | Education.com.
I’ve been following with interest a project from the great Ed Berman called the Fun Art Bus. This is a redevelopment of a community project from the 60’s, where the bus transports arts activists into a neighbourhood to help the community develop their own voice. Ed’s presentation can be found as a PDF download here … Read more
Help campaign for the arts, and against savage cuts: I Value The Arts .