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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.

Following the inaugural event in the year long series of talks, which included Olivier Award winning director John Tiffany, who recently directed “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and is an Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre, the next two events will take place on 29th November and 7th December.

On 7th December, speakers will include:


6pm: Daniel Harrison, Chair of What Next? Generation


7pm: Bacc for the Future, the campaign for EBacc to include creative subjects


8pm: Titilola Ige, "Leader of Tomorrow", Artistic Directors Leadership Programme, who also runs Stages to encourage young girls to get involved in drama

On 29th Novembers speakers will include The Diversity School Initiative, set up to campaign for greater diversity in drama schools, London Drama, the professional assocation for drama teachers in London, and Oxford University academic Helen Campbell Pickford, co-author of the influential campaign "In Battalions" which was credited for tax changes for new writing in theatres by former Culture Minister Ed Vaizey.

The free events are open to teachers, education leaders, the arts industry, students and artists who would like to teach, policy makers and anyone who would like to find out more about what work is leading the way in terms of arts education, and hear the speaker’s thoughts on their work, what’s working and what’s not in arts education and their advice and recommendations for how to improve and protect arts education.


There will also be time for questions as part of the event.


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.


Attendees are welcome to attend part or all of the event and there will also be a sign up sheet at the event for anyone who would like to get involved in Art School's work.

Jennifer Tuckett, Co-Director of Art School, said: “With EBacc not including creative subjects, the lowest uptake of art subjects at GCSE level for a decade, the closure of arts A levels such as Creative Writing which comes to an end this year and a decrease in the uptake of arts subjects at university level, it feels important to take action now. We hope this series of events will bring together the education sector and arts industry to share their work, advice and recommendations.”

Free tickets for 7th December can be booked via this page.

Free tickets for 29th November can be booked at www.artschool-november29th.eventbrite.co.uk

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