What did the TALE project find?


Time to Listen reports what students say about the value of arts and cultural education. The TALE project gathered 6000 responses from young people aged 14-18 in secondary and special schools around England.

Download the Time To Listen Summary Report (PDF) here:




One clear and consistent message comes from students: arts and cultural learning taps into their imagination, creative instincts and self-worth in ways that other lessons do not.

Find out more. Download the final report of the project (PDF).

Time to Listen Background Report


The findings from the Tracking Arts Engagement and Learning Survey show the ways in which arts and cultural learning in the classroom opens doors to creative activities outside school hours. More than a third of the students said school is the only opportunity they have to engage in arts activities. Students in TALE schools are more culturally engaged out of school than the national average, showing that school is a crucial for ensuring the entitlement of young people to arts and cultural education.

Read the TALE school survey results in full.

Download the PDF here:  Overall_School_Report_16_05_2018


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