2014 higlights - arts & culture


Dawn Ashman, director - creative Industries, Arts Council:

"One of the Arts Council’s key missions is to ensure that every child and young person should have the opportunity to experience the richness of arts, museums and libraries. 2014 has been a time for us to see the results and accomplishments of our funding organisations.

"Some of the programmes that we fund such as the Creative Employment programme, that supports up to 6,500 new apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeship and paid internships across the arts and cultural sector for unemployed people aged 16-24, help to facilitate a pipeline of young people into the UK creative industries.

"Another programme that the Arts Council fund is the Sorrell Foundation National Art and Design Saturday clubs, which gives young people aged 14-16 the opportunity to study art and design every Saturday morning at the local art and design college or university for free. In our opinion, the existence of these programmes is evidence of the Arts Council’s commitment to preparing young people for future jobs in the creative industries."




Dawn Ashman, director - creative Industries, Arts Council:

"More widespread and deeper integration of digital technology and the creative industries is evident. The further application of design in the technology revolution is taking place. User interface design is now an important aspect of the technology sector."