Both parties have placed museums at the heart of their cultural policies, renewing commitment to free entry.
While both parties are championing the arts and culture sector, after years of swingeing cuts these promises dazzle but offer little hope to struggling institutions
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Helen Marten, this year's winner, has revealed a sense of something progressive and pioneering.
Turn up the volume of creativity.
A focus on core subjects for 16-year-olds should not exclude arts, music or drama.
Bhupen Khakhar, You Can’t Please All (segment), 1981.
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Indian artists such as Bhupen Khakhar may be gaining international acclaim, but more is needed to help build and maintain a strong infrastructure for artists at home.
Is art being sidelined?
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Art has been sidelined and is in danger of only becoming a subject for the privileged.
Children’s learning improves across all areas when they get the chance to make and appreciate art.
Art education is an important vehicle for all sorts of learning and knowledge acquisition. Teachers must be taught not to view it as a "second class" subject.
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A systematic review of 199 international studies suggests that arts education remains a moot point.
The children of the wealthy know that mainstream culture belongs to them.
The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Joanna Mendelssohn examines the links between Indigenous art and class. The great…