The Tory objection to creative education

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has warned young people that choosing to study arts subjects at school could "hold them back for the rest of their lives".

The art critic Ruskin referred to the balance of art education as representing heart, head and hand. That might be referred to as attitude, aptitude and application in less emotive or poetic language. At the core of this sentiment is the idea that a person is seeking to grow and become effective in the world.
A response from Paul Haywood, NAFAE Chair.

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Fine Art Research Network Symposium:
Correlating Theory and Practice in Fine Art Research

Call for Papers and Proposals for Poster Presentations
New Deadline: 28 November 2014
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Set up under the auspices of the National Association for Fine Art Education, and organised by a team of Fine Art research students, the inaugural Fine Art Research Network Symposium will take place at London Metropolitan University in March 2015.

Open to research students and their supervisors across the UK and Europe, the event is intended to stimulate discussion and networking for those working in the field of fine art research

The Symposium aims to explore and debate the relationshipsbetween practice and theory in Fine Art research and education, through a consideration of the multifaceted ways in which this relationship can be articulated, adapted and applied.

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  • Crawford College of Art & Design

    Cork Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Head of College at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design (CIT CCAD) in a permanent whole-time capacity.
    Deadline 21 November 2014

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  • AA2A Placements 2014-2015

    90 placements on offer, giving artists and designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities. AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practising artists.

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  • External Examiner Information

    External Examining is an important role in ensuring consistency of provision and awards and accuracy of marking in relation to national standards and benchmarks.
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  • The Shame of the English Baccalaureate

    An increasingly vocal constituency drawn from education, the cultural professions and specifically the arts have been adding almost daily to the literature and debate surrounding the government’s discredited plan to establish the English Baccalaureate.

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    NAFAE is keen to promote the views of all of those involved in Fine Art Education concerning the real value and benefit of Fine Art and Fine Art education in response to the hike in student fees, cuts to Arts and Humanities grants and subsidies and the knock on effect of course closures.

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ELIA NEU/NOW Festival 2014
12-16 November 2014
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13th ELIA Biennial Conference
12-16 November 2014
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Membership & Networking meeting
20 November 2014
Wellcome Collection
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NAFAE Steering Group Meeting
Monday 1 December 2pm
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Leadership Development
4 December 2014
University of Hertfordshire
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