John Tiffany speaks at Art School first event

Sandra Giorgetti

Olivier Award winning director John Tiffany will speak at Art School's inaugural event on the need to improve and protect arts education later this month, "Art School: The Future of Arts Education".

He will be joined on the panel by former head of film at Creative England Caroline Cooper Charles, chair of What Next? Generation Daniel Harrison and founder of Actor Awareness Tom Stocks.

This is the first of a series of In Conversation events bringing together figures from education and the arts with a view to improving and protecting arts education.

Jennifer Tuckett, a director of Art School, said, “we are delighted to be launching Art School to bring together the different work going on in terms of arts education and explore how we can best improve and protect arts education.

"With EBacc not including creative subjects, the end of arts A Levels such as Creative Writing, which is ending this year, and a decline in the take-up of arts subjects at school and university level, now is a crucial time to work together to address this subject and explore how we can best improve and protect arts education.

"We look forward to discussing drama education with John Tiffany and the other speakers as part of our first event.”

The 26 October event looks at drama education; dance, music, art, new writing, schools and universities will be covered at future events.

Art School events are free to attend but booking is required.

Art School is a new company set up to support the education sector and arts industry to come together to improve arts education. Readers who would like information about future events can sign up to the mailing list online.

An audio record of events is being made and material will also be presented to the government to press for support of arts education.