Arts in schools

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Invest in arts subjects to protect our children’s futures | Letters
Letters: There is a harmful disconnect between the Tories’ education policy and the country’s economic and social needs, says Michele Gregson. Plus letters from Mike Tucker and Dr Reg Orsler

14, Feb, 2023 @5:08 PM

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The Guardian view on arts education: a creativity crisis | Editorial
Editorial: The government’s bleakly utilitarian education policies risk restricting the arts to a privileged few. It’s time for a change


07, Feb, 2023 @6:52 PM

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‘We want dignity’: the vanishing craft of Kashmir’s papier-mache artists
Award-winning artist Maqbool Jan is one of a handful still practising the ancient artform, but without government help he fears it could be lost

Shoaib Shafi in Srinagar

06, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Readers chip in to pay dance school fees for ballerina with autism
Constance Bailey, 13, offered a place at Hammond school but her mother could not afford the £90,000 needed

Helen Pidd North of England editor

23, Aug, 2021 @3:59 PM

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‘The hypocrisy is nauseating’: Wes Streeting on state school arts cuts
Shadow child poverty secretary wants all pupils to have access to arts education after decade of Tory cuts

Jessica Elgot

20, Aug, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘Creativity crisis’ in schools is a threat to everyone | Letters
Letters: Investment in creative arts students and teachers will always give a return, says Woody Caan


19, Jul, 2021 @3:42 PM

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‘Creativity crisis’ looms for English schools due to arts cuts, says Labour
Number of GCSE music and drama students fell by a fifth over last decade, research finds

Sally Weale

15, Jul, 2021 @9:30 PM

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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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'This is our reality as teenagers': students take gang culture to the stage
A new drama – The Endz – will see pupils from Harris Academy Peckham collaborating with The Multi-Story Orchestra to give a voice to victims of knife crime

Ammar Kalia

06, Mar, 2020 @9:33 AM

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Practical advice for a worried young vegan | Brief letters
Brief letters: Creativity in education | Class and cleaners | Veganism | Friday the 13th


27, Oct, 2019 @5:36 PM

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Creativity is the key to the arts and the sciences | Letters
Letters: Creativity must be part of all aspects of learning in schools, argues Trevor Jones


23, Oct, 2019 @5:29 PM

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Not The Nutcracker! Spellbinding dance straight from the playground
Caroline Cornélis draws on everyday life to make elegant shows for young audiences. In 10:10, three dancers and a drummer recreate break time

Chris Wiegand

22, Oct, 2019 @5:01 AM

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