This section provides links to resources that demonstrate the value of art, craft and design education. They resources can be shared with students, parents & carers, school leaders, governors and other professionals to help explain why visual arts and design matter and are essential in the twenty-first century.

NSEAD Art Education Advocacy Series
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In December 2021, NSEAD ran a social media campaign to highlight the vital role that the Arts and Art, Craft and Design Education play in securing opportunity,…

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Reimagining our futures together: a new social contract for education
Advocacy

This report by the International Commission on the Futures of Education acknowledges the power of education to bring about profound change.

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Manifesto 2019
The NSEAD's Manifesto for real change for our subject
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Activism
Manifesto

The National Society for Education in Art and Design's 10-point manifesto sets out the changes we want for our subject and those that engage it. We have…

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Poster and AD
Advocacy posters, postcards and 6-page resource, by NSEAD
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Activism
Creative Industries
Advocacy

Advocacy resources, by NSEAD (Members only)

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ACE toolkit
ACE Advocacy Toolkit
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Activism
Advocacy

The Arts Council England Toolkit includes pages, posters and key facts that sum up why public investment in arts and culture is important. Their…

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Creative Journeys
Creative Journeys advocacy films
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Careers
Creative Industries

Creative Journeys are a set of films where some of the UK's leading designers, architects, engineers and other creative professionals talk about how they…

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CE Gov Guide
Art, craft and Design Education, a guide for governing boards
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Arts in schools
Creative Industries
Governors
Advocacy

Art and Design Education, a guide for Governor and Trustees will help explain the vital role governors have in championing and advocating for high-quality…

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Creative careers
Creative Careers
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Careers
Creative Industries

Creative Careers is an initiative by the UK creative industries to make it easier for young people to find careers in the creative industries

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Manifesto 2017
NSEAD Manifesto for Art, Craft and Design Education 2017
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Activism
Manifesto
Curriculum

The NSEAD’s Manifesto for Art, Craft and Design Education exists to celebrate, signpost and position our subject within the context of ten research evidenced…

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bob and roberta
Bob and Roberta Smith an advocacy message
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Careers
Primary
Secondary
Creative Industries

 In partnership with NSEAD's colleagues at the Campaign for Drawing we commissioned a film with NSEAD patron Bob and Roberta Smith. In this film…

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Art & Design in the NC
How can teachers interpret the national curriculum for art and design
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Curriculum
Primary
Secondary

A short film introducing how teachers can interpret the national curriculum for art and design

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Eisner
Elliot Eisner's 10 lessons the arts teach
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Arts in schools

Elliot Eisner's 10 Lessons the Arts Teach 10 Lessons the Arts was originally published by Elliot Eisner, (2002), The Arts and the Creation of Mind,…

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Art, craft and design education advocacy videos
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Advocacy

Art, craft and design education advocacy videosCurated by Dr Emese Hall this selection of videos draws together artist, makers and designers, organisations…

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Value of UK Creative Industries
Creative Industries Council
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Careers
Creative Industries

This website, set up by the Creative Industries Council provides facts, figures and helpful infographics which examine the growth and success of the UK's…

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A window to the world
Making the case for the arts: 'A window to the world'
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Arts in schools
Creativity

A window to the world is a short film, by Steph Cubbin and Peter Thomas, two teachers at The St Marylebone CE School. The film is extremely effective…

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Reinvesting in Arts Education
Reinvesting in Arts Education
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Creative Industries

'Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America's future through creative schools' is a study commissioned by President Obama. Its authors say art, music,…

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Why Study Art
Tale and Why Study Art
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Arts in schools

TALE, a research project investigating the benefits of arts education published its findings

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TED Talk
TED Talks: How to escape education's death valley
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TED Talks include many videos which inform, share, explore and in their own words are: 'devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading'. In this video Sir Ken Robinson…

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Arts in At-Risk Youth
The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth
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This National Endowment for the Arts report displays correlations between arts activity among at-risk youth and subsequent levels of academic performance…

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House of Lords - Case for Arts Education in Schools
The Case for Arts Education in Schools
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Creativity
Creative Industries

On 27 November 2014, the House of Lords debated the motion: “that this House takes note of the case for arts education in schools”. The Case for Arts…

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Thomas Tallis
Visual Literacy at Thomas Tallis School
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Visual Literacy

Thomas Tallis School's visual literacy policy answers the questions: What is visual literacy? Why is it important for students to become more visually…

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I believe
The NSEAD TOOLKIT for Activism: How to keep your job and be an activist!
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Activism

Art, craft and design is challenged in formal education. Many teachers are experiencing the direct consequences of these challenges in the classroom,…

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