POLL: Does the government offer enough career support to young creatives?

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg has this week criticised the British education system for not supporting young people who may wish to pursue a creative career.

Speaking at the annual BBC John Peel Lecture at the Radio Festival in Salford, Peel questioned why Britain's modern emerging music stars tend not to be from a state school background, using the government reforms for the new GCSE performance measure - the English baccalaureate as an example.

Yet Government-backed body Arts Council England announced on Tuesday they are to pilot a talent development scheme which will provide a £500K grant to an emerging artist in the commercial music industry.

Do you agree with Bragg's tirade? Or are you satisfied with the government's efforts? Answer our poll below...


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