Advocating for the arts and education

Advocating for the arts and education

The organisations and publications below have useful information that makes the case for high quality arts education.


The Cultural Learning Alliance (UK) advocates for all children and young people to have meaningful access to culture. The website includes useful key research summaries and advocacy briefings.

Creative Youth Network (UK) encourages young people to challenge the barriers they face, by engaging with the arts.

Action for Children’s Arts  campaigns for children’s rights in relation to the arts, connecting arts practitioners and celebrating children’s arts.



Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE)   designs and implements programmes to improve the quality and reach of cultural education, and uses culture and the arts to improve the quality and impact of general education. The website contains extensive relevant research.

Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts champions the power of the arts to transform lives of young people, particularly children regarded as disadvantaged. 



CAPE UK -Bridge organisation for the arts and cultural sectors in Yorkshire and the Humber. Useful publications on Arts and Education.

AND (A New Direction) - Bridge organisation working with cultural organisations and schools in London. Its approach and resources are of wider interest.



Transfer of Learning

The publications below identify ways in which the development of artistic skills can have other wider benefits.


The Power of Music

Research synthesis of the impact of actively making music on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people (2015).


The Arts and the Transfer of Learning (2002)

James S. Catterall