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A rich life in the UK’s creative industries is a long shot if you are born poor | Tomiwa Owolade
Low pay and job insecurity in the arts are increasingly making the field the preserve of the wealthy, and less diverse as a result, writes Tomiwa Owolade

Tomiwa Owolade

18, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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What an English degree did for me, by Tulip Siddiq, Sarah Waters and more
As universities close their English literature courses, we celebrate 40 influential British graduates

14, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Tory contempt for the arts means we face a second dark age | Stewart Lee
Proposed cuts to English lit courses are symptomatic of the Conservatives’ ignorance of culture and disregard for ordinary people’s access to it

Stewart Lee

03, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Want to make art? You better be rich: how Australian culture locked out the working class
Wages are low, work insecure and funding has been gutted. Amid a cost-of-living crisis and a pandemic, are we about to lose a swathe of artists to obscurity?

Vicki Kyriakakis

15, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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The threat facing humanities and the arts | Letters
Letters: Drama in schools gives students the opportunity to explore a wide range of issues, says Catherine Griffin, while Sue Jackson points to the favouring of Stem subjects at the expense of humanities in universities


11, May, 2022 @3:09 PM

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Mark Rylance calls out Tory arts cuts in new Jerusalem programme
The actor, who is reprising his role in Jez Butterworth’s celebrated play, points out that leading politicians’ school Eton has extensive theatre facilities

Chris Wiegand

29, Apr, 2022 @11:33 AM

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Cuts to art subjects funding ‘walk us back 60 years’, says artist Helen Cammock
UK’s decision to slash subsidy is designed to stifle criticism from artists, Turner prize winner says

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

28, Jul, 2021 @10:33 AM

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A skilled workforce needs arts graduates | Letter
Letter: Jim Northover questions the logic in cutting funding for arts courses, when creative minds help drive the technology and engineering sectors


23, Jul, 2021 @3:23 PM

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Funding cuts to go ahead for university arts courses in England despite opposition
Education secretary Gavin Williamson says money will be put towards Stem and medicine courses

Sally Weale Education correspondent

20, Jul, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Former solicitor, 96, believed to be UK’s oldest new graduate
Archie White awarded fine arts degree from East Sussex College aged 96 years and 56 days

Ben Quinn

16, Jul, 2021 @8:19 AM

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Rikki Beadle-Blair: the brilliant stage and screen writer who should be a household name
He has brought Black, gay and working-class experiences to a massive audience – as writer and director of countless plays and films, and creator of the pioneering TV show Metrosexuality

Jason Okundaye

20, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Strategic misstep’: arts education cuts risk UK cultural leadership, government told
Proposed 50% funding cut for arts subjects at universities a ‘strategic misstep’, government told in letter

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

12, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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