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New skills for new ways of working

Throughout 2020 the impact of Covid-19 and national lockdown restrictions on local communities, artists and organisations meant that new ways of working and supporting artists in applying for funding for activity was a priority. This case study by MarketPlace looks at the type of commission support and skills development offered and the difference this has ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

Impact of Covid-19 on the screen sector workforce in Wales: freelancers

Effaith COVID-19 ar weithlu sector sgrin Cymru: gweithwyr llawrydd Yn yr erthygl hon, rydym yn archwilio’r ffyrdd gwahanol y mae gweithwyr llawrydd y sector sgrin yng Nghymru wedi cael eu heffeithio gan y pandemig, a’u pryderon am y dyfodol. In this article we examine the different ways in which screen sector freelancers based in Wales ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Research

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Fatima’s next job won’t be in cyber: Creative workers and education during the pandemic

In this post, we use the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey to explore how creative workers responded to the pandemic by developing their qualifications and education.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Research

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How museums can support young people’s employment and employability skills

Kids in Museums wants to see the museum workforce becoming more diverse by creating routes for young people from all backgrounds to work in museums. This comprehensive guide shows how museums can play a central role in helping them develop transferable skills for employment.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Cooperative working to save the cultural workforce

The Catalyst Network says now is the time for more inter-team panning and delivery, to look beyond job titles and departments and not forget how organisations work with freelancers.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

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

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.


Published: 2019 | 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

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: article

Building a creative nation: Current and future skills needs

This Creative and Cultural Skills report addresses skills gaps and shortages in the creative and cultural industries


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Research

Composer-in-residence scheme nurtures talent

An apprenticeship scheme which gives young composers, fresh out of university, the opportunity to work with a professional ensemble. The composer-in-residence participates in rehearsals and performances, receives mentoring and gains an insight into administrative and marketing decisions.


Published: 2012 | Resource type: article

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Arts Marketing Standards, Marketer’s Toolkit

The AMA (Arts Marketing Association) is committed to raising the standard of arts marketing across the sector. We have contextualised the marketing National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the arts and cultural sector and have created an online suite of training needs analysis tools. This means that for the first time the industry will have a ... Read more


Published: 2012 | Resource type: Guide/tools