DSL Supports the CDMT at Launch of Manifesto for Performing Arts Education

Last week DSL Director Emma Lucia Hands joined other CDMT members at the House of Commons to support the launch of the CDMT manifesto for Performing Arts Education.

We strive to remove barriers to access our training and the pipeline of talent is vital. More importantly, drama enables children to develop communication skills, empathy and confidence. With shrinking budgets and performing arts departments in schools, it’s discouraging that children and young people in mainstream education have less opportunity to experience the well-known benefits of drama classes.

We support the CDMT in this action and encourage schools and educators to join us in highlighting this issue.

‘This is not to ask for charity. As well as improving life outcomes, and giving space to artistic expression of all types, the performing arts industry contributes hugely to the UK economy, and in this context the maintenance of a viable pipeline of talent through to the highest professional levels makes financial, as well as cultural, philosophical and humanitarian sense.’  Glyndwr Jones, Director of the CDMT

You can read the full details of the launch and access the manifesto here.