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Bridge Challenge Fund offers up to £75k awards for young people cultural education work

Real Ideas Organisation (RIO), an Arts Council England Bridge organisation, has launched an exciting new fund to help support high quality cultural education work for children and young people in the South West. RIO’s Bridge Challenge Fund aims to offer organisations, commissioners and partnerships in the South West leveraged cultural investment to unlock new income. …
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Wiltshire Music Centre seeks Education and Community Learning Programmer

Education and Community Learning Programmer £24,000 p.a. (pro rata for 3 days per week £14,400) The main purpose of the post is to co-ordinate and manage a programme of music education and community learning projects.  This will also involve maintaining an on-going long-term strategy developed by the Artistic Director, for the programme of involvement in …
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ACE announces national provider for Creative employment programme

Today (6 Nov), Arts Council England is announcing that the National Skills Academy (Skills Academy), the delivery arm of Creative & Cultural Skills, has been selected as the national provider for the Creative employment programme which aims to help young unemployed people find paid entry level work in the arts and cultural sector. This programme …
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Schools to receive £140,000 from government to stage Shakespeare plays on Bard’s 450th anniversary

Thousands of children are to be given the chance to stage a Shakespeare play in a theatre to mark the 450th anniversary of the Bard’s birth in 2014. The Shakespeare Schools Festival, whose patrons include Dame Judi Dench, Kevin Spacey and Jenny Agutter, will receive £140,000 from the Department for Education to help it almost …
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Government proposals for replacing GCSEs will leave the arts outside the core curriculum

From Arts Professional 27% of schools have cut courses as a direct result of the 2010 introduction of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), the schools performance measure which recognises achievement in academic subjects but excludes all arts disciplines. A poll among schools by Ipsos Mori has revealed that drama, performing arts, art and design, and design and technology …
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