22 more experts have been added to the government’s council to help with the creation of the cultural education strategy.
The government has assembled a commission to supervise the creation of a fresh strategy to enhance young people’s exposure to culture.
There are 22 professionals on the panel, including educators, performers, museum curators, representatives from the youth, heritage, and creative industries, and leaders in education.
They have been chosen to assist the government in developing a strategy that will articulate and emphasize the value of excellent cultural education in classrooms. By ensuring that all young people, regardless of background, have access to high-quality cultural education, it will also promote the importance of cultural and creative education, outline and support professional progression pathways, address skills gaps, and tackle disparities in opportunity and outcome.
Baroness Bull, a performer in the Royal Ballet, a member of the Royal Opera House’s artistic leadership team, and a member of the boards of the South Bank Centre and Arts Council England, will preside over the panel. She has vast experience in the arts.
Important individuals from these industries are also represented, including Lizzie Crump, UK Strategic Lead for What Next?, and Sir Hamid Patel, Chief Executive of Star Academies, who serves as vice chairs for education and culture, respectively.
Numerous interactions with kids and teenagers, educators, school administrators, and professionals in the cultural, artistic, educational, and youth sectors will inform the development of the strategy.
Since the chair’s appointment, the government has been conducting a series of about 50 listening exercises with the help of organizations like the Confederation of School Trusts, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Youth Agency, Creative UK, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Youth Advisory Board of Arts Council England.