Work experience in the creative industries

Work experience in the creative industries

With the cultural and creative industries adding approx £92billion to the UK economy, it is hard to ignore the financial value and opportunity for employment that the creative sector brings to the country. It is also argued, ‘highly creative’ jobs are immune to the...
Light in the darkness?

Light in the darkness?

It may just be early Christmas cheer, but RIO consultant Gary Futcher has seen some glimmers of hope for the arts in education this past week. With the festive season just around the corner and those of a Christian persuasion lighting the first of their Advent candles...
This philistine government is betraying the arts

This philistine government is betraying the arts

In a sharply pointed piece on arts policy, Guardian columnist Hannah Jane Parkinson evokes the spirit of Jennie Lee, the first minister for the arts in 1964, in attacking what she sees as a ‘cultural deficit’ and ‘philistine times’ at the heart of government today....