Art School, Smart School

BBC Radio 4

Danny Boyle’s Olympic opener was a powerful expression of that distinguishing British asset – creativity. This is an archive-led inquiry into those institutions that have been the crucible of creativity in Britain since the 19th century – the art schools. Why have these institutions been so good at fostering talent – and what’s the validity of current arguments that new ways of managing, teaching and funding are draining the life from art schools.

Produced by Isabel Sutton

Broadcast on 15th November 2014