Why access to the arts must take centre stage

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Scotland prides itself on the fact that people from all walks of life enjoy and take part in the artistic life of its communities and cities. But that wide breadth of audiences and artists cannot be sustained if young people struggle to find affordable pathways to meaningful progress in the arts.

Access is vitally important. All young people should have arts as an integral element of their education. But it’s equally important that the chance to progress in the performing arts is affordable. The tensions of accessibility and affordability couldn’t come at a more precarious time. As a world, we ...

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