Our CEO Nicky Goulder appeared on Mariella Frostrup’s Times Radio show on 18 February 2021.
She was part of a panel discussing the importance of the arts to our society and communities – both during the pandemic and beyond.
The other members of the panel were:
- Professor Julia Black from the London School of Economics, and a fellow of the British Academy, who is backing the SHAPE campaign to encourage more students to choose arts and social sciences subjects; and
- James Graham OBE, a British playwright and screenwriter.
“Every single person of every age needs to have access to the creative arts,” Nicky said. “The creative arts are vital for connecting our communities, helping people to be confident, and helping people to express themselves.
“The arts are vital for people’s wellbeing, but also the World Economic Forum identified creativity as the third most important skill for business by 2020, so we’re talking about people who maybe don’t go into a creative career, but for any part of our life we deserve and need to be creative.”
Listen to the full discussion below.
Read more about the Speak With My Voice exhibition, which Nicky discussed on the show.