Monday, February 02, 2015

Why Arts Education Matters

"Art shows what is to be human"
Circuit is a four-year UK national programme launched in April 2013 connecting 15-25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums working in partnership with the youth and cultural sector. Led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, it provides opportunities for young people to steer their own learning and create cultural activity across art disciplines.
In the video clip below Tate director Nicholas Serota and artist Jeremy Deller took the opportunity to discuss why arts education matters, and the threat to arts subjects in secondary schools under the government’s proposed Ebacc certificates, which will replace GCSEs -- read more about it here
-- watch introductory video about "Circuit" here

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