28 May 2015

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Darren Henley Arts Council England’s New Head Speaks Out Against Further Cuts

Darren Henley the new head of Arts Council England has said further arts cuts should be halted as the government seeks to balance the books. He also hailed recent progress in cultivating culture around the country, in his first speech since becoming Arts Council chief executive. Mr Henley was speaking in Hull, he stated that the arts made a difference “educationally, […]

29 February 2012

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Henley Report Champions Art Schools

The government-commissioned Henley report makes a number of recommendations tol make England’s cultural education ‘the envy of the world’. In particular, it calls on the government to continue and extend ‘exceptional funding’ for art, drama, and dance institutions. The report argues that: ‘This sector of higher education trains creative arts leaders, artists and practitioners for […]