Research

The library contains downloadable research publications from Creative & Cultural Skills and other organisations with an interest in the creative and cultural industries.


Global Talent Report

Why we must have access to the brightest and best from around the world if we are to remain the global leader in this sector.


The Future of Skills

Employment in 2030


Building a Creative Nation: Diveristy and Fair Access

The future of the creative industries depends on the way it recruits and nurtures new talent. A diverse workforce enables the widest possible range of people to be involved in the sector.


Trends and skills in the European audiovisual and live performance sectors

Trends and skills in the European audiovisual and live performance sectors from Creative Skills Europe


Building a Creative Nation: Putting Skills to Work

This publication addresses some of the most important issues that the creative and cultural industry will face going forward with apprenticeships. It also celebrates the hard work and success of those apprentices and employers who have taken up the Creative Employment Programme.


Towards a National Prospectus for the Creative Economy in the South East

This prospectus sets out a portfolio of sector-led initiatives to build a more self-sustaining, creative and cultural infrastructure in the South East.


Creative Gym: a collection of essays and case studies

This eBooklet helps acknowledge and address key competencies, which are prevalent and important within the cultural sector, exploring new ways and institutional approaches to innovative training in the cultural sector and taking specific measures to enhance participation rate in vocational educational training.


Creative Blueprint East Midlands

In 2008 Creative & Cultural Skills completed its Sector Skills Agreement, The Creative Blueprint. Each Blueprint report outlines the skills needs for the industry by sector, UK nation and English region.

The Performing Arts Blueprint

Outlining the economic and demographic features and skills needs of the UK's performing arts industry

The Visual Arts Blueprint

The Visual Arts Blueprint addresses the way skills are demanded, developed and delivered for the visual arts workforce across the UK.

A Research Report ‘Building a Creative Nation: The Next Decade’

What the current literature tells us about the future skills needs of the creative and cultural industries. Download the full report.


Pathways to Design - Wales Report

This report presents the findings from Pathways to Design explicitly for Wales. It looks employer perceptions of young people, their place in the workforce and their progression within work.


Pathways to Design

Pathways to Design examines the design industry's perceptions of young people, their suitability for work and the necessary skills and abilities needed to thrive within the sector. It is the first major quantitative study of design employer views on the education sector in the UK.


The Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey

A study of the historic environment and cultural heritage sectors skills issues, drawn from a survey of over 1000 employers. The study examines training habits, long term change to skills needs within the sector and entry to the workforce for aspiring professionals.


The Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey - Wales Report (Welsh Language Version)

This report draws on the findings of the Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey results to present a picture of skills issues in Wales for the sector as a whole.


The Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey - Wales Report

This report draws on the findings of the Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey results to present a picture of skills issues in Wales for the sector as a whole.


Mapping Heritage Craft

This report examines issues related to skills, training and education for the Heritage Craft sector. It provides an overview of two focus groups held in 2013, which includes examples of initiatives and schemes relevent to the sector. This follows the publication of Mapping Heritage Craft.

Publicly-funded arts as an R&D lab for the creative industries?

Publicly-funded arts as an R&D lab for the creative industries? A survey of theatre careers in the UK, a report by Creative & Cultural Skills, Arts Council England and Nesta explores the role publicly funded theatre plays in nurturing the talent which feeds other parts of the creative industries.


Classifying and Measuring the Creative Industries

The definition of the Creative Industries is of vital importance in understanding the size, shape and skills requirements of the creative workforce. This document proposes a new, shared classification of the Creative Industries.


The Creative and Cultural Industries: Performing Arts 2012/13

This workbook provides you will headline statistics on employment, economic contribution and business structure for the performing arts industry across the UK


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