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Heritage Pulse: Spotlight on Skills

Results of a UK Heritage survey focussing on skills in the heritage sector. Respondents were asked about their own skills and levels of confidence in their roles, where they felt there were skills gaps or shortages in their organisations and across the sector, and to what extent heritage organisations are investing in skills.

Published: 2024 | Resource type: Research

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Behind the Scenes: Ki Culture. Blog 3 – communicating climate culture

Freelance communications specialist and writer Darya Danesh describes her time as a volunteer at Ki Culture empowering cultural professionals to embed sustainability in their practice. The third of three blogs looking behind the scenes at Ki Culture, an international non-profit working to unite culture and sustainability.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

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Hold On. Diversity and Managing in the Arts

This study explores the workforce in arts management: who gets in, who gets ahead and how, and what needs to happen to advance greater diversity (with a focus on ethnicity, socio-economic background and gender). A collaboration between Inc Arts UK and the Bridge Group, made possible by support from Arts Council England.

Published: 2020 | Resource type: Research

Anna Petrova

Podcast: Young people leading the way in museums

At 22 years old Anna Petrova is making a name for herself as the head of excursions at Odesa Fine Arts Museum, Ukraine. Anna shares her experiences working in ‘the pearl of the pearl’ of Ukraine and her hopes for the future.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Podcasts

Sarah Creed

Podcast: Building a weird and wonderful career in museums

Sarah Creed, Senior Exhibitions Project Manager at the Design Museum in London talks about her work with diverse audiences across different institutions. She also digs into some of the weird and wonderful things museum people do. One of a series of podcasts with museum people by For Arts Sake.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Podcasts

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How to create a sustainable career: collaborating to create passive income streams

Laura Mulhern, founder of Plan Make Do explores how to manage the financial peaks and troughs of a freelance creative career by creating passive income streams.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

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Mind the Gap: Career progression for Black marketing professionals

This report identifies how employers can best support Black marketers to thrive in their roles and progress into senior positions. Written by the creative network Pocc in partnership with BRiM (Black Representation in Marketing).

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Research

Creative leadership – learning on the job

Sue Emmas, Artistic Director, Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) explains their work addressing the needs of directors from backgrounds currently under-represented in UK theatre.

Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

Best practice guide to apprenticeships

A Best Practice Guide to Apprenticeships, Internships and Volunteering

A guide to best practice written by Creative & Cultural Skills to accompany Arts Council England’s ambition to promote a diverse and skilled workforce in the cultural sector. Updated Autumn 2021.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Elitist Britain 2019

Social mobility across the UK is low and not improving, depriving large parts of the country of opportunity. This contributes strongly to this sense of distance. This study, conducted for the first time by both the Sutton Trust and the Social Mobility Commission, looks at the backgrounds of around 5,000 individuals in high ranking positions ... Read more

Published: 2019 | Resource type: Research

Behind the Scenes: Zara, Mind the Gap. Blog 3 – Paul Wilshaw

In the final of three blogs looking behind the scenes at Mind the Gap‘s latest production Zara, their Intern Assistant Producer Paul Wilshaw takes us though his experiences as a learning disabled practitioner.

Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

The career benefits of becoming a mentor

A quick-read guide from Seek detailing the many benefits of becoming a mentor.

Published: 2019 | Resource type: Research

My Freelance Journey: BLOG Six – Networking and training

MY FREELANCE JOURNEY is a new bi-monthly blog series where we follow Arts Marketing and Fundraising consultant Beckie Smith on her journey into life as a freelancer    

Published: 2018 | Resource type: Article

From arts marketer to CEO

A leadership article.  Peter Bellingham, Managing Director – Welsh National Opera, shares some thoughts on his career progression to a senior executive role in the arts and cultural sector.

Published: 2010 | Resource type: Guide/tools