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Partnering schools in high need areas of the UK with their local arts venue to provide three year programmes of inspiring and creative arts activities.

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New report shows huge decline in arts education since 2010

Compiled with the Fabian Society and Musicians' Union, Primary Colours Report reveals a huge decline in arts education since 2010 and makes 8 recommendations for reform.

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Author: Marie Stirling

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Free, downloadable resources to help teachers champion the arts across the curriculum.

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Latest from Children & the Arts

  • New report shows huge decline in arts education since 2010

    Compiled with the Fabian Society and Musicians' Union, Primary Colours Report reveals a huge decline in arts education since 2010 and makes 8 recommendations for reform. Read more

  • An evening of festive cheer

    It was Children & the Arts' 12th annual carol concert on Monday 3 December. The evening was expertly hosted by Myleene Klass and featured readers from renowned British actors and music from award-winning musicians and choirs. Read more

  • Start Hospices comes to Cardiff

    Programme Manager Florence Hawkins visited National Museums Wales for their first family day with Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice Read more

Why is Children & The Arts needed?

In the last 5 years…

  • 20% decrease in specialist art teachers

  • 25% reduction in GCSE arts entries - the largest year on year decline in over a decade

  • 25% decline in design and technology teachers despite the UK creative industry being worth £80bn

  • 30% fewer 5-10 year olds participate in out-of-school arts activities

  • 15% reduction in number of hours taught for arts subjects

How is Children & The Arts making a difference?

  • Half a million children given unique arts experiences

  • 97% Teachers claim increased confidence and creativity in children

  • 6000+ partnerships with schools in the most deprived areas of the UK

  • 90% Teachers report positive impact on children's academic skills

  • 1000+ Children with life-limiting conditions and their families provided with therapeutic arts experiences