Art School, the new company being set up to support the education sector and arts industry to come together to improve and protect arts education has announced its next two events in its first initiative.
The first of the event will take place on 29 November 2017 and speakers will include The Diversity School Initiative, set up by to campaign for increased diversity in drama schools, Oxford University academic Helen Campbell Pickford, who was co-author of the influential “In Battalions” survey into new writing in theatres which former Culture Minister Ed Vaizey credited with leading to tax changes and who will be offering advice on how writers can run similar campaigns, and London Drama, the professional association for drama teachers in London.
The second event will take place on 7 December 2017, speakers will include the Bacc for the Future campaign, the influential campaign for EBacc to include creative subjects, Titilola Dawudu, who is currently part of the Artistic Director Leadership Programme’s “Leaders of Tomorrow” scheme, runs Stages to promote young girls in drama, and who will be offering advice on combining work as a writer with producing and mentoring, and Daniel Harrison, Chair of WhatNext? Generation, who also works at the Young Vic Theatre.
These events are free and are open to teachers, education leaders, the arts industry, students and artists who would like to teach, and anyone who would like to find out more about what work is leading the way in terms of arts education, hear the speakers’ thoughts on their work, what’s working and what’s not in arts education, and hear their advice and recommendations for how to improve and protect arts education.
The events will also be audio recorded for a book to be passed to the government to advocate for the need to protect arts education at the end of the project.
There will also be time for questions for the speakers and a sign up sheet for anyone who would like to get involved in Art School’s work.
Event dates/Location: The events will take place on 29 November 2017 and 7 December 2017 from 6pm. (Both events will take place in a central London location which will be announced shortly.)
How to book: Free tickets for Art Schools’ 29th November event can be booked at: https://artschool-november29th.eventbrite.co.uk
Free tickets for 7th December can be booked at: https://artschool-december7th.eventbrite.co.uk
Source: Direct Contact