London Higher is today delighted to announce that The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) has officially joined the membership organisation.
London Higher – the representative body for the UK’s higher education powerhouse in London – is the largest representative body of its kind in England and works with local, national and international policymakers to showcase London as a world-class higher education and research destination and centre of excellence, and to increase student and staff satisfaction in the capital.
Dr Diana Beech, Chief Executive Officer of London Higher said:
“We are delighted to welcome RADA to the London Higher membership. The institution offers an exceptional standard of teaching and productions, and is an integral part of the London higher education sector.
As our Winning London’s Arts and Minds report shows, London has long been a global hub for the creative industries, with the London arts sector generating £58bn for the national economy in 2019. Institutions such as RADA contribute greatly to this, attracting dramatic talent from across the globe, as well as creating opportunities for the local community with training and short courses. We look forward to working with RADA and all London Higher members as we continue to make the case for London higher education and our vibrant creative and cultural sector.”
Martin Prendergast, Director of Development and Public Affairs said;
“At RADA, our long-standing, collaborative partnerships across the UK and internationally enable us to deliver our globally-recognised programmes and share best practice for contemporary dramatic arts training and theatre-making.
“Working with London Higher will enable us to create links and partnerships across London to share best practice, as well as provide a formidable voice and access to decision-makers across our city to put front and centre the case for the importance of creative higher education provision in the capital.”