State of Play Arts and Learning Conference

State of Play Arts and Learning Conference

Keynote speaker Bill Lucas's presentation on education online here.

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This was a unique conference that brought together teachers, artists and policy makers for the first time to find ways to adapt to the challenges of the arts and learning. 


As schools and colleges struggle to cope with changes in funding and the curriculum, the arts and cultural learning sector faces exceptional changes.


Hosted by Culture Shift in partnership with New Writing South, 80 colleagues from arts, culture, education, heritage, youth offending and health, among others, got together for the day, which provided a welcomed opportunity to network, connect and reflect on creative and cultural learning in a variety of current contexts.

Big ideas about education came from Bill Lucas, co-founder and Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning  and the Expansive Education Network at the University of Winchester. Jane Bryant discussed her work with Artswork, the new Arts Council funded Bridge Organisation for the south east. Afternoon workshops took their cue from a series of challenges for the arts presented by colleagues working across early years, youth sector, primary and secondary education, careers and progression, Arts Award and Artsmark.

The day was for all people involved in arts in education to come together in a collaborative and supportive way.

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