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University of Leeds, Art Competition for GCSE students: Discover ARTiculation

Do your students love art? Would they speak with passion about their favourite piece of art? If so we would love to hear from you.

University of Leeds are looking for GCSE students of any discipline who have a love of art or architecture to enter an exciting competition here at the University. All your students need to do is submit a 3-minute film of themselves talking about a piece of art or architecture of their choice. All film entries will be viewed by staff from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies who will select the best to take part in our Experience Day final on campus in the summer. All schools that enter will be invited to attend the Experience Day and find out more about studying art and heritage at university, careers in the arts and of course to hear the finalists deliver their presentations!

It’s so easy to enter: students can even make their film at home or with a friend on a smartphone. This competition will also appeal to students who enjoy public speaking or debating, they don’t have study art to take part, so please feel free to forward this to your colleagues in other departments.

For further details please contact artsfestival@leeds.ac.uk for a handbook and details of how to enter.

NSEAD website brief, call for proposals

The National Society for Education in Art and Design is looking for an individual or agency that can provide the Society with a secure, simple to navigate, interactive and easy to update website.
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House of Lords debate 'Education: A-levels in Creative Subjects'

The House of Lords short debate, 3 November 2016, asked: ‘what action they [Her Majesty’s Government] intend to take to ensure that exam boards continue to offer a range of creative subjects at A-Level.’
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Turner Contemporary launches Social Value Research

Launched in the House of Commons 31 October 2016, Turner Contemporary's new research seeks to deepen the gallery's understanding of its impact on visitors and participants and why they value the gallery. The 79-page report Turner Contemporary: Art Inspiring Change was carried out by the COaST research group at Canterbury Christchurch University.
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Brexit Report, Creative Industries Federation

Brexit Report, published by the Creative Industries Federation, calls for the creative industries to be put at the heart of government thinking as the country develops its new industrial strategy, forges new international trade deals and seeks to tackle what the Report describes as ''fractures in society'' exposed by June’s EU referendum vote.
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