UK Follows USA Lead in Arts in Education
Laura Barnett writes this article in The Guardian stating United Kingdom arts organizations are compensating for the lack of arts in schools. This is the slippery slope the USA has been on for decades relying on the nonprofit sector to provide accessibility to arts learning that should be inherent for every child in every pubilc school.
Where do artists first discover they're artists? In school, almost always – stumbling across the instrument they end up playing like a virtuoso, picking up the paintbrush that will eventually lead them to the Turner prize. But government cuts and curriculum changes have placed a question mark over arts in schools.