• Podcast Episode 4 – What’s stopping the sector from being more diverse?

    Despite being a dynamic and responsive sector in many ways, the creative and cultural industries still rate poorly for both ethnic and social diversity, even at entry-level. What is stopping the sector from better representing the wider working population and its own audiences?

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  • Podcast bonus episode: Meet apprentices Emma and Ellen

    In this bonus podcast episode we hear a discussion between two former apprentices, Emma Blake Morsi, a Multidisciplinary Arts Producer; and Ellen Johnson, a Project Officer at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. The recording was made as part of our feature-length episode, Apprenticeships work for other sectors, do they work for ours?, listen here. 

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  • Podcast Episode 3 – Apprenticeships work for other sectors, do they work for ours?

    Joining the discussion is Bendy Ashfield, Apprenticeships Manager at Royal Opera House; Jakki Jeffery, Head of Faculty, Creative Industries at Edinburgh College; Emma Blake Morsi, a Multidisciplinary Arts Producer; and Ellen Johnson, a Project Officer at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.

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  • Podcast Episode 2 – In a sector under pressure, will freelancers suffer or thrive?

    In episode two of our brand-new podcast, we hear from Sarah Shead, Director & Creative Producer, Spin Arts Management and Prema Mehta, Freelance Lighting Designer & founder of Stage Sight, as they discuss their experiences as freelancers within the cultural sector and the impact the pandemic has had, with our host, Rob West.

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  • Podcast Episode 1 – Class prejudice in the cultural sector – has pandemic has made it worse?

    With the pandemic having a disproportionately negative effect on young people trying to build careers in the creative industries, has an already-established prejudice against hiring from disadvantaged backgrounds become even worse?

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  • Podcast Launch Episode – Build Back Fairer

    Joining the discussion is Catherine Ritman-Smith Head of Learning and Engagement, Young V&A and Alex Porter-Smith Co-founder & Head of Production at High Tide Media. During this 40-minute preview episode, they cover a range of topics from how the pandemic has highlighted some of the inequalities in society, how the cultural sector has adapted, the impact on freelancers, and much more.

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