Children and young people: research

This section brings together all our research focusing on children and young people, so we can understand how we are progressing towards our goal of every child and young person having the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts.

Music Education Hubs Survey

The annual reports on the activites of Music Education Hubs

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A young boy smiles as he plays guitar.
Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford.

Cultural Education Data Portal

The portal brings together and provides easy access to data on children and young people in England at a local authority, regional and national level.

Data is gathered from a variety of sources and includes information on demographics, art, culture and education. It enables users to compare data across multiple locations.

This resource is for researchers, policy makers, and art and cultural organisations. It can help support evidence-based planning at a local level, paint a picture of strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for a high-quality cultural offer, or simply to gather data and evidence to support funding bids.

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Top left to bottom right: 1. New Wolsey Theatre: Our House cast. Photo, Mike Kwasniak. 2. Gecko Theatre: Missing. Photo © Robert Golden. 3. Funky Llama Club Night 2013 at Theatre Royal Plymouth. Photo © Fiona Walsh. 4. Bow Arts Open Studios '13. Photo © Ollie Harrop / Bow Arts Trust. 5. Other Side by Chiharu Shiota at Towner Gallery. Photo © Alison Bettles / Towner Gallery.