Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Education Unit: Policy and Information Files, 1976-1994
Reference: ACGB/116
Extent: 246 items

Context

In 1978 the Arts Council appointed its first Education Liaison Officer with a view to implementing the chartered duty "to develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and practice of the arts".

In 1980 the Education Unit itself was established to cope with increasing demands for advice and guidance from both arts and education bodies. As the unit's budget was increased they were able to expand into directly organised activity and funding for education development projects.

During the 1985/86 re-organisation, the unit was placed within the Planning and Development Department of the Service Division. Finally, it was moved to the Arts Development Division in 1991 where it became one of the Cross-Departmental Units.

This series spans the time from when the unit was initially established through to the period when it operated as a Cross-Departmental Unit.

Scope and content

It contains the majority of the files held by the Education Unit of the Arts Council. There are records relating to the general administration of the unit, such as day files, finance papers and meeting agendas and minutes. There are also records relating to the other Arts Council departments, particular arts forms and various regional bodies.

Some of the records refer to conferences organised by the unit. A number of the files were created through the production of the Education Bulletin publication and there are policy files concerning the development of the new National Curriculum.

Finally, there are also many files relating to the specific schemes and projects which the Education Unit initiated or participated in. Such projects and schemes included Theatre in Education, Jazz in Education, Arts Education, Media and the Curriculum, Dance in Schools and The Arts and Youth Work.

The items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Access

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Restrictions on access

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Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/116/247 Miscellaneous photographs and negatives
1 folder
undated
ACGB/116/223 Pre-Education Unit papers
1 file
1976-1978
ACGB/116/232 Periodicals
1 file
1976-1979
ACGB/116/217 Orchestras and Education
1 bundle
1978-1980
ACGB/116/206 Dance in Education
3 boxes and 2 transfer cases
1978-1982
ACGB/116/213 Enquiries from general public
2 files
1978-1983
ACGB/116/211 Multicultural Arts
2 files
1978-1983
ACGB/116/202 Day file
5 boxes and 2 transfer cases
1978-1985
ACGB/116/245 Miscellaneous
2 boxes
1978-1985
ACGB/116/208 Commonwealth Conference of Arts Councils
1 bundle
1979
ACGB/116/231 Music in secondary schools
1 file
1979
ACGB/116/216 British Art Show
2 files
1979-1980
ACGB/116/205 Professional Arts and schools
1 box
1979-1981
ACGB/116/204 Universities and the Arts
3 transfer cases
1979-1982
ACGB/116/222 Adult Education
1 box
1979-1983
ACGB/116/221 Arts in Community Colleges
1 bundle
1979-1983
ACGB/116/227 Dance artists in education
1 file
1979-1983
ACGB/116/203 Contemporary Music Network
2 boxes
1979-1984
ACGB/116/225 Multicultural Arts
1 file
1979-1984
ACGB/116/210 Opera
1 box and 1 transfer case
1979-1984
ACGB/116/79 Policy
1 transfer case
1979-1989
ACGB/116/236 Advisory Committee
1 file
1980
ACGB/116/224 Arts and working people
2 files
1980-1982
ACGB/116/207 Festival of India
1 bundle
1980-1982
ACGB/116/228 John Hansard Gallery
1 bundle
1980-1982
ACGB/116/218 Further Education
1 transfer case
1980-1983
ACGB/116/242 Finance
1 file
1980-1985
ACGB/116/219 Literature
2 boxes
1980-1985
ACGB/116/194 Education Bulletin publication
9 transfer cases
1980-1986
ACGB/116/191 Photography exhibition
1 file
1980-1988
ACGB/116/26 Film, Video and Broadcasting
2 transfer cases
1980-1993
ACGB/116/230 Art and the built environment
1 file
1981
ACGB/116/237 The Arts Council and Education - a consultative document
1 file
1981
ACGB/116/212 Serpentine summer schools - educational programme
1 file
1981
ACGB/116/220 Youth and the Arts
2 files
1981
ACGB/116/214 Contacts list
1 bundle
1981-1983
ACGB/116/226 Craft, Design and Technology exhibitions
1 file
1981-1983
ACGB/116/209 Radio Solent project
1 bundle
1981-1983
ACGB/116/246 Responses to consultative document
1 box
1981-1983
ACGB/116/238 Regional
2 transfer cases
1981-1985
ACGB/116/105 Educating for Art - publication
1 transfer case
1981-1986
ACGB/116/128 Print room masters
1 file
1981-1986
ACGB/116/54 Photography
5 transfer cases
1981-1991
ACGB/116/243 Understanding Opera questionnaire
2 files
1982
ACGB/116/215 Budget
1 file
1982-1984
ACGB/116/233 Arts in Hereward
1 bundle and 1 file
1982-1985
ACGB/116/31 Dance Advisory Panel
1 bundle
1982-1985
ACGB/116/99 Youth and the Arts
1 file
1982-1986
ACGB/116/84 Nominees
1 bundle
1982-1989
ACGB/116/244 Critical studies in Art Education - report
1 box
1983-1984
ACGB/116/239 Music
1 box
1983-1984
ACGB/116/241 Theatre
1 bundle
1983-1984
ACGB/116/201 Writers In Schools - report
1 transfer case
1983-1984
ACGB/116/229 Education exhibitions
1 bundle
1983-1985
ACGB/116/240 Jazz in Education
1 box
1983-1985
ACGB/116/55 Theatre in Education and Young People's Theatre Conference
1 file
1983-1985
ACGB/116/199 Educating for Art - press launch
1 bundle
1983-1986
ACGB/116/86 Education officers of major companies
1 bundle
1983-1986
ACGB/116/4 Jazz in Education
1 transfer case
1983-1986
ACGB/116/40 Theatre in Education and Young People's Theatre Working Party
2 files
1983-1986
ACGB/116/80 Directorate's and panels' papers
1 file
1983-1987
ACGB/116/119 Literature
1 bundle
1983-1987
ACGB/116/92 Orders
1 bundle
1983-1989
ACGB/116/107 Arts in Prison
1 transfer case
1983-1990
ACGB/116/235 Independent Broadcasting Association seminar
1 file
1984
ACGB/116/200 Jazz conference
1 file
1984
ACGB/116/111 Theatre In Education conference
1 box
1984
ACGB/116/234 Crafts Council Education Committee
1 file
1984-1985
ACGB/116/113 Arts and Youth Work seminars
1 bundle
1984-1986
ACGB/116/94 Information needs/resources
1 bundle
1984-1986
ACGB/116/61 Video and the Arts Research Project
1 file
1984-1986
ACGB/116/106 School Curriculum Development Committee
2 transfer cases
1984-1988
ACGB/116/27 Music
3 transfer cases
1984-1992
ACGB/116/39 Department of Education and Science and programme for Unemployed Adults
1 file
1985
ACGB/116/196 Independent Photography and Photography in Education - report
1 box
1985
ACGB/116/7 Organisational Review
1 transfer case
1985
ACGB/116/32 Organisational Review - pre-planning
1 file
1985
ACGB/116/45 Working Party on Assessment
1 file
1985
ACGB/116/118 Writers in School follow-up conference
1 bundle
1985
ACGB/116/87 Arts Council Officers' Education meetings
1 file
1985-1986
ACGB/116/37 Dance Artists in Education scheme 1986/87
1 file
1985-1986
ACGB/116/6 Day file
1 transfer case
1985-1986
ACGB/116/182 Education Unit exhibitions
1 file
1985-1986
ACGB/116/104 Film and Video
1 file
1985-1986
ACGB/116/102 Theatre in Education course
1 file
1985-1986
ACGB/116/36 Dance and Mime Artists in Education - research project
1 bundle
1985-1987
ACGB/116/110 Evaluation of Revenue Clients
1 bundle
1985-1988
ACGB/116/100 Music
1 transfer case
1985-1989
ACGB/116/137 Schools Curriculum Development Committee
1 bundle
1985-1989
ACGB/116/42 Ethnic Minority Arts
1 transfer case
1985-1990
ACGB/116/3 Music
2 transfer cases
1985-1991
ACGB/116/134 Regional
14 transfer cases
1985-1992
ACGB/116/10 Training
2 transfer cases
1985-1992
ACGB/116/66 Literature
1 box
1985-1993
ACGB/116/198 Community Arts/Community Education conference
1 file
1986
ACGB/116/38 National Opera workshop - review meeting
1 file
1986
ACGB/116/101 Scottish Opera for Youth Workshop
1 bundle
1986
ACGB/116/132 Conferences
1 box
1986-1987
ACGB/116/90 Day file
2 bundles
1986-1987
ACGB/116/65 Jazz in Education
1 bundle
1986-1987
ACGB/116/124 Training
2 files
1986-1987
ACGB/116/50 Unsuccessful applications
1 file
1986-1987
ACGB/116/57 Advisory Board on Planning and Development
1 bundle
1986-1988
ACGB/116/67 Carnival
1 box
1986-1988
ACGB/116/12 Council of Regional Arts Associations - nominees
1 bundle
1986-1988
ACGB/116/114 Evaluation Team appraisals
1 bundle
1986-1988
ACGB/116/97 Planning Section
1 bundle
1986-1988
ACGB/116/78 Dance and Mime
1 box
1986-1989
ACGB/116/96 Performance Art
1 transfer case
1986-1989
ACGB/116/68 Matrical Team
1 transfer case
1986-1990
ACGB/116/195 Standing Conference on Education for International Understanding
1 file
1986-1990
ACGB/116/70 Training
1 bundle
1986-1990
ACGB/116/34 Arts and Higher Education
1 file
1986-1991
ACGB/116/115 Education and Planning memos
1 file
1986-1991
ACGB/116/46 Further Education
1 file
1986-1991
ACGB/116/23 Incentive funding
1 file
1986-1991
ACGB/116/2 Literature
1 transfer case
1986-1991
ACGB/116/33 Office administration
1 file
1986-1991
ACGB/116/69 Photography
1 transfer case
1986-1991
ACGB/116/73 Youth Arts
1 box
1986-1991
ACGB/116/179 Evaluation
1 transfer case
1986-1992
ACGB/116/16 Touring
1 bundle
1986-1992
ACGB/116/47 Visual Arts
1 transfer case
1986-1992
ACGB/116/131 Drama
3 transfer cases
1986-1993
ACGB/116/28 Education Committee papers
1 box and 1 transfer case
1986-1993
ACGB/116/51 Adult Education
1 bundle
1987
ACGB/116/52 Advisory Committee on Urban Community Studies
1 bundle
1987
ACGB/116/72 Combined Arts
1 file
1987-1988
ACGB/116/64 Current/pending file
1 bundle
1987-1988
ACGB/116/53 Day file
1 transfer case
1987-1988
ACGB/116/43 Education Working Party
2 bundles
1987-1988
ACGB/116/127 Music
1 transfer case
1987-1988
ACGB/116/82 Planning papers
1 box
1987-1988
ACGB/116/71 The Arts In School Project
1 bundle
1987-1989
ACGB/116/120 Education 3 year plan
1 bundle
1987-1989
ACGB/116/81 National Curriculum
1 bundle
1987-1989
ACGB/116/112 Education Committee papers
1 bundle
1987-1990
ACGB/116/63 USA Arts information
1 file
1987-1990
ACGB/116/188 Youth Arts Consultancy
2 files
1987-1990
ACGB/116/1 Finance
1 transfer case
1987-1991
ACGB/116/48 International Arts Education Information
1 file
1987-1991
ACGB/116/122 Monthly reports
1 file
1987-1991
ACGB/116/130 Arts Liaison Committee
1 file
1988
ACGB/116/103 Arts and Disability
1 bundle
1988-1989
ACGB/116/116 Arts, Media and the Curriculum conference
1 bundle
1988-1989
ACGB/116/125 Conferences
1 bundle
1988-1989
ACGB/116/41 Day file
2 bundles
1988-1989
ACGB/116/121 Education Newsheet
1 bundle
1988-1989
ACGB/116/98 New publications
1 bundle
1988-1989
ACGB/116/93 Resources leaflet
1 bundle
1988-1989
ACGB/116/91 Sponsorship
1 file
1988-1989
ACGB/116/144 Touring venues and Education - report
1 file
1988-1989
ACGB/116/126 Visual Arts
1 bundle
1988-1989
ACGB/116/123 Education Reform Act and the Centre for the Study of Comprehensive Schools
1 file
1988-1990
ACGB/116/14 Evaluation
1 file
1988-1990
ACGB/116/19 Mime
1 file
1988-1990
ACGB/116/62 Opera
1 bundle
1988-1990
ACGB/116/60 Access to Art Colleges
1 file
1988-1991
ACGB/116/108 Letters lists
1 transfer case
1988-1993
ACGB/116/151 Dance
1 transfer case
1988-1994
ACGB/116/25 Examples of practice in Arts Education
1 bundle
1989
ACGB/116/17 Day file
2 files
1989-1990
ACGB/116/49 Four Cities Project
1 file
1989-1990
ACGB/116/75 Proposed magazine (idea postponed)
1 file
1989-1990
ACGB/116/172 Rural Arts
1 file
1989-1990
ACGB/116/129 Touring
1 bundle
1989-1990
ACGB/116/76 Trainee placements
1 file
1989-1990
ACGB/116/180 Wilding report
2 files
1989-1990
ACGB/116/11 Marketing and Resources Department
1 file
1989-1991
ACGB/116/35 Order forms
1 file
1989-1991
ACGB/116/89 ArtsWork and TVS
1 file
1989-1992
ACGB/116/9 Drama
1 transfer case
1989-1992
ACGB/116/58 Education Reform Act
1 transfer case
1989-1992
ACGB/116/21 Letters lists
1 box
1989-1992
ACGB/116/22 Live Art
2 files
1989-1992
ACGB/116/146 Department of Education and Science
2 files
1989-1993
ACGB/116/145 European Arts in Education conference
1 transfer case
1990
ACGB/116/154 Local Education Authorities Advisers' Day
1 file
1990
ACGB/116/163 National Educational Resources Information Service
2 files
1990
ACGB/116/192 Stratamatrix
1 file
1990
ACGB/116/157 Appraisal papers
1 transfer case
1990-1991
ACGB/116/30 Day file
1 transfer case
1990-1991
ACGB/116/136 Education Reform Act
1 bundle
1990-1991
ACGB/116/193 Invoices
1 file
1990-1991
ACGB/116/173 Shape
1 file
1990-1991
ACGB/116/77 Council of Regional Arts Associations
1 file
1990-1992
ACGB/116/5 Dance
1 transfer case
1990-1992
ACGB/116/15 Day file
1 transfer case
1990-1992
ACGB/116/18 Education Matrical Team/Task Force
2 files
1990-1992
ACGB/116/183 Enquiries
1 transfer case
1990-1992
ACGB/116/167 National Arts and Media Strategy
1 transfer case
1990-1992
ACGB/116/174 National Arts Youth Festival
1 file
1990-1992
ACGB/116/158 National Council for Vocational Qualifications
1 transfer case
1990-1992
ACGB/116/13 Teacher placement scheme
1 file
1990-1992
ACGB/116/184 Administration
2 files
1990-1993
ACGB/116/177 Education Reform Act
2 files
1990-1993
ACGB/116/189 Dance and Mime
1 file
1990-1994
ACGB/116/152 Dance Education and Outreach Committee
1 file
1990-1994
ACGB/116/162 Music
2 files
1990-1994
ACGB/116/138 Black Artists in Schools
1 file
1991
ACGB/116/197 Bristol Polytechnic conference
1 file
1991
ACGB/116/24 Correspondence - of Maggie Semple
1 file
1991
ACGB/116/117 Education seminars for Council members
1 file
1991
ACGB/116/190 Sheets for Education Reform Act pack
1 file
1991
ACGB/116/88 Arts Access - Cultural Diversity
1 file
1991-1992
ACGB/116/156 Copies of "The Insider"
1 file
1991-1992
ACGB/116/8 Day file
1 transfer case
1991-1992
ACGB/116/74 Film, Video and Broadcasting
1 file
1991-1992
ACGB/116/20 Miscellaneous papers
1 box
1991-1992
ACGB/116/56 National Arts Strategy
1 file
1991-1992
ACGB/116/44 Youth Arts
1 file
1991-1992
ACGB/116/83 Architecture
1 file
1991-1993
ACGB/116/161 The Inset Project
1 file
1991-1993
ACGB/116/135 Parliamentary information
1 file
1991-1993
ACGB/116/160 External Relations
1 file
1991-1994
ACGB/116/149 International Arts
1 box and 1 transfer case
1991-1994
ACGB/116/168 USA Arts
1 file
1991-1994
ACGB/116/59 Miscellaneous papers
1 file
1992
ACGB/116/187 National Arts and Media Strategy Education seminar
1 bundle
1992
ACGB/116/169 Total quality management
1 file
1992
ACGB/116/143 Universities Funding Council
1 file
1992
ACGB/116/85 Architecture
1 file
1992-1993
ACGB/116/165 Arts University Project
1 file
1992-1993
ACGB/116/178 Cultural Diversity
1 file
1992-1993
ACGB/116/29 Day file
1 transfer case
1992-1993
ACGB/116/109 Further Education
1 file
1992-1993
ACGB/116/147 Live Art
1 file
1992-1993
ACGB/116/95 Miscellaneous
1 transfer case
1992-1993
ACGB/116/185 National Arts and Media Strategy
1 file
1992-1993
ACGB/116/148 Photography
1 file
1992-1993
ACGB/116/170 Teacher placement scheme
1 file
1992-1993
ACGB/116/176 Combined Arts Unit
1 file
1992-1994
ACGB/116/164 Drama
1 box
1992-1994
ACGB/116/150 Education Joint Officers' Group
1 box
1992-1994
ACGB/116/166 Education Reform Act/National Curriculum
1 file
1992-1994
ACGB/116/139 Education Task Force
1 transfer case
1992-1994
ACGB/116/133 Regional Arts Boards
1 box and 3 transfer cases
1992-1994
ACGB/116/153 Royal Opera House
1 file
1992-1994
ACGB/116/181 Schools' fair - The Education Show
1 file
1992-1994
ACGB/116/141 Touring and Contemporary Music Network
1 file
1992-1994
ACGB/116/142 Visual Arts
2 files
1992-1994
ACGB/116/140 Day file
1 file
1993
ACGB/116/175 Film, Video and Broadcasting
1 file
1993
ACGB/116/171 Contacts list
1 file
1993-1994
ACGB/116/159 Education Committee
1 file
1993-1994
ACGB/116/155 Literature
1 file
1993-1994
ACGB/116/186 Miscellaneous
1 file
1993-1994