Julie is extremely pleased that Ed Miliband has pledged to put Arts at the heart of the next Labour Government.
Last night Ed Miliband set out a programme to:
- Strengthen creative education in schools and after-school clubs;
- Widen access to our country’s arts and cultural institutions;
- Build an economy where young people can succeed with better career pathways from school, college and university into the arts or creative industries; and
- Put arts policy at the heart of government and help rebalance provision for young people across the country.
Ed said If you believe in social justice, if you believe in a more equal society, then access to the arts and culture is not an optional extra, it is essential - not simply because of the worlds it opens up, but because of the wider impact it has...Because I believe, and I know so many of you do too, that Britain will be a prouder, richer, stronger country when we give everybody the opportunity to develop their creativity, expand their horizons, enhance their talents and make a life for themselves in the arts and culture: old and young, rich and poor, north and south.
Sentiments that are shared by Julie...