Education and the Arts: Evaluating Arts Education Programmes

Lidstone, Gerald N.. 2004. Education and the Arts: Evaluating Arts Education Programmes. In: J. Cowling, ed. For Art's Sake? Society and the Arts in the 21st Century. London: ippr, pp. 41-63. ISBN 1860302335 [Book Section]

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The last five years have seen a seismic shift in thinking in both arts and education policy and practice. Much of this is a result of cross-departmental leadership through the publication of commissioned reports such as the Policy Into Action Team 10 Report (PAT 10) and All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (DCMS 1999; Robinson
1999). This in turn has led to the creation of specific programmes such as Creative Partnerships, Single Regeneration Budget projects such as the Art of Regeneration in Deptford and cross-cutting initiatives such as Splash Extra. The opening session of a joint conference of arts management trainers and educators from Europe and the US in Turin in 2003 focused on the key areas that arts management training needed to
address in the next five years. The UK delegate identified one, if not the greatest challenge, as being able to manage expectation. There has recently been a substantial increase in funding through the traditional
routes; at the same time arts-based work – used to drive many projects, particularly those with a social agenda – has been funded for the first time through new mechanisms.

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12 Mar 2009 15:41

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