And a few bits and bobs
(1) The RSA released a new cultural learning toolkit this week:
THE CULTURAL LEARNING EVIDENCE CHAMPION’S HANDBOOK
Those of us who work with arts and cultural organisations will be interested in this latest initiative to improve evaluation of cultural events. But, disappointingly, university-based researchers don’t get much of a mention as being part of processes of evaluation a.ka. evidence production. Given that research is our bread and butter, and that many of us know how to generate solid evidence through a wide range of methods, this is a pity.
(2) The APPG report on music education was also recently released
MUSIC EDUCATION, THE STATE OF THE NATION
(3) The old Arts Council report seems remarkably current this week
Assessing the European Union’s contribution to the arts, museums & creative industries in England 2007-2016
The Commons Select Committee Report on Live Music
reported on March 19, 2019 recommending among other things that
In 2013 our predecessor Committee recommended in its report on ‘Supporting the creative economy’ that arts be included in the list of approved EBacc subjects, and the concerns we have heard during this inquiry suggest the need is no less pressing now. We repeat the call for arts subjects to be added to the EBacc to ensure all students benefit from a creative education at GCSE.