Labour pledges universal entitlement to creative education

Download the charter here

Download the charter here

The Labour Party has launched a 20-point Charter for Culture and the Creative Industries outlining policies to be implemented after the forthcoming election, should Labour hold the balance of power.

As well as proposing 'universal entitlement to a creative education for every child' and recognition by careers services of opportunities in the creative industries, the charter covers zero-hours contracts, internships and apprenticeships, public funding for the arts, freedom of access to museums and galleries and control of media ownership.

The charter has been signed by luminaries from the arts world including Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters, Melvyn Bragg, Jeanette Winterson, and Labour is inviting members of the public to show their support by signing.