Arts and Cultural Education (SIG ARTS)


Looks at all aspects of arts and cultural education; recognising that now more than ever we need the arts. Such education aspires to be a vital component in schools, and other educational institutions.  With visiting experts offering different perspectives, the SIG seeks to champion all that the arts have to offer to both personal development and as a key contribution to the creative industries economy.  For more detail contact the SIG Lead.


Open to all in the Company with an interest or expertise to offer in arts and cultural education, both in and out of school or institutional settings, and to external specialists by invitation. We have a core of regular members  contributing to events, with a target of an event each term; and when meeting in person we typically have had over thirty attending. Past events have been hosted at King’s College, London, where the SIG Lead is a Visiting Research Fellow and contributes to the MA Education in Arts and Cultural Settings. Meetings and discussion sessions are currently online via zoom with hopes of meeting physically again in due course.

SIG LEAD: Dr Steven Berryman

If you are interested in joining this SIG or receiving more information about it, please contact the SIG Lead above or the SIG Co-ordinator


See Company Calendar  for activities in the current year, with further Zoom meetings being planned for 2022.


12 Oct 2020 – Dr Steven Berryman was in conversation with Dr Dave O’Brien (Edinburgh) on his new book, Is Culture Bad for You,  via Zoom, followed by questions and discussion. 

26 June 2019 – Debate on inclusive arts educational practice, chaired by Dr Steven Berryman with speakers from Drake Music, Studio Wayne Macgregor and Chickenshed Theatre Company. The event was hosted at King’s College London School of Education. 

5 July 2018 – Arts and Cultural Education launch event – chaired by Dr Steven Berryman with speakers from Guildhall School, City of London and King’s College. Hosted at King’s College London School of Education.


Material such as reports and information about group activities available from the SIG Lead on request. Recently the SIG ARTS events have mainly been via Zoom and recorded. Please contact the Clerk on for access.


To be completed as SIG develops