Central Saint Martins Students and Faculty Open Art School at Tate Modern

January 9th, 2017

The students and staff at Central Saint Martins art school have opened a temporary school at the Tate Modern’s new Switch House building, part of an initiative to persuade the UK government to include art and other creative subjects in the English Baccalaureate.  “The threat to arts education is the umbrella issue underpinning our project this week at Tate Modern,”Alex Schady, the art program head at the school, says.  “Now is a good time to put a spotlight on arts education; it is crucial that the arts are a mainstay of the curriculum, we need daring thinkers from diverse backgrounds. There have been dramatic drops in people taking up art A-level.”

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