Serota announces commission on the benefit of arts for children

 SIR NICHOLAS SEROTA. PHOTO CREDIT: HUGO GLENDINNING 2016.

SIR NICHOLAS SEROTA. PHOTO CREDIT: HUGO GLENDINNING 2016.

In his first speech since joining the Arts Council England, last night in Hull, Sir Nicholas Serota announced a major new commission with Durham University investigating what happens when children experience arts and culture, and how this helps them develop and thrive.

The commission, launching in September 2017, will seek evidence from a range of stakeholders and produce a report in spring 2019 making recommendations abouthow we might develop a high quality cultural education for all children and young people, wherever they live.

In his speech, Sir Nicholas will be announcing a major new Commission with Durham University and how it links with a pilot scheme exploring the potential of the 25-year Creative Talent Plan and the Cultural Education Challenge.

The full speech at the No Boundaries conference can be watched here.