‘The Sad and Cheerful Story of a Certain Dandelion’ was a theatre project in Poland that saw students create a script encouraging audiences to protect the local species.
For young people seeking to engage with the world’s most critical challenges, the UN Sustainable Development Goals can serve as an entry point. The arts open up possibilities to take action.
School closures related to labour disputes and the pandemic prompted some commentators to call for charter schools.
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School choice already abounds in Ontario. Adding charter schooling in the name of ‘choice’ won’t help student achievement.
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Government plans to defund arts higher education are detrimental to both the UK’s economy and its future.
Taking part in creative activities with little ones can help bolster their communication, build their sense of self and even improve their health and wellbeing.
Danie Mellor’s A Time of World’s Making (2019) detail.
Works by eight artists in the Dobell Drawing Biennial draw on dreams, history and reality. But drawing has escaped the gallery and will scribe on despite less government support for the arts.
Forty years since Fame showed the vulnerability of performing arts students, we can still do more to protect them. As we resume physical contact, we can use performance to renegotiate safe intimacy.
The ABC’s Don’t Stop The Music looked at the benefit of music education in disadvantaged schools.
As comparisons are made between the finances of private and public schools, investment in a creative education for all should be prioritised.
Children at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of WA, at a 2015 exhibition of Elise Blumann.
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of WA
Degrees with a strong visual arts foundation will ensure individuals will flourish, not flounder, when faced with disruptive technologies.
Public protests forced a backdown on a proposed merger of university art schools, but their value to cities is still being underestimated.
Art schools are emerging globally as very powerful instruments of urban renewal. In a time of transformation, Sydney must learn to tap into the value of having multiple art colleges.
Turn up the volume of creativity.
A focus on core subjects for 16-year-olds should not exclude arts, music or drama.
Good teaching, well supported schools and involved communities can all help to mend an education system.
Even poor, badly resourced schools can perform well when teachers, the education department, parents and a school’s broader community work together.
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A systematic review of 199 international studies suggests that arts education remains a moot point.
Louise Wilson died on May 16, aged 52.
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The news that Louise Wilson has died held particular force for me, as someone who worked with her for ten years. She was the head of MA fashion at Central Saint Martins School of Art (CSM), and someone…
Now, write an essay on the Pre-Raphaelites.
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As part of the recent announcement that A Levels and GCSEs in arts subjects in England are to be made more “rigorous and demanding”, the secretary of state for education, Michael Gove, said he was “passionate…
Arts should not just be the parsley garnish on the academic sandwich.
If we want our children to do better academically and socially studying the arts could be the key to success. By ignoring arts education we could be jeopardising our kids’ opportunities to achieve and…
Every year thousands of people visit the VCA campus to check out the young artists’ work.
The release last month of a Melbourne Arts Precinct Blueprint by Arts Victoria, that promises further development of the cultural precinct in the city’s Southbank, hasn’t come without its fair share of…