Creative & Cultural Skills is delighted to have in place its newly formed team of Partnership Managers, acting as our boots-on-the-ground in each region of England.
Blog posts from industry and education leaders about our Building a Creative Nation campaign – championing youth employment and fair access in the creative industries.
Creative & Cultural Skills is investigating how the creative and cultural sector can support teachers, tutors and universities to provide up-to-date ‘employer-endorsed’ careers advice and guidance about the creative industries.
Economic pressure and competition for funding can make it difficult for arts organisations to find the time, money and resources to deliver the results they want. But Wac Arts believes that working together is one of the best ways to overcome these hurdles.
Introduction by Pablo Lloyd, CEO, Activate Apprenticeships.
When I ask our business clients what they look for in new recruits, they tell me they are becoming less interested in qualifications and more interested in creativity and the ability to learn. Our Director of Creative Arts, Chris Hyde, illuminates this in the following article about the vanishing point.
Philip Hedley CBE, Director Emeritus Theatre Royal Stratford East (1979-2004) and Theatre Consultant, shares his thoughts about how the merging of universities and drama schools has impacted the industry.
Tom Watson MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, shares his thoughts about supporting the creative industries and education.
Glen Rowe, Managing Director of the Backstage Academy and winner of the Creative & Cultural Music Skills Award 2016, writes about the need for a revival of local music venues across the country. Without it, the industry may fail to continue the success it enjoys today.
Madeleine Lund is the Creative & Cultural Skills Partnership Manager for London (North & East) and Essex. She considers the role careers advice can play in making sure that young creatives realise how many diverse paths are available to them.
Do we ever question what we mean by diversity? Do we feel that ‘we know it when we see it’. What about diversity that we can’t see? Melanie Abrahams, founder and Creative Director of Renaissance One and Tilt, considers what real diversity looks like.
Fiona Greenhill is the General Manager at the Almeida Theatre. She talks about the need to create a more diverse theatre sector, and considers what arts organisations can do to help.
Rainer Pagel, Head of Training at Production Services Ireland shared his thoughts about the Creative Employment Programme in Northern Ireland and urges decision makers to make sure that progress is allowed to continue.
Rachel Craddock, Young People’s Programmer for the National Gallery talks about the need to bring new skills into the museum and heritage sector - and new people too.
Melanie Shee, Partnership Manager for the North East, talks about her early career memories of work experience and asks if the creative sector is ready for T-Levels.
Kath Geraghty, Workforce Development Manager at the National Theatre, wants creative industries to take advantage of new opportunities to make pathways into work clear and transparent for young people. Those who fail to develop apprenticeship standards risk getting left behind.
The workplace is changing and we need new solutions. Mark Froud, Managing Director of The Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards, talks about two key difficulties facing organisations and asks business leaders to step up to the challenge.
Being a National Skills Academy member college means benefiting from the brokerage of key partnerships. We spoke to the City of Wolverhampton College about their experience of a partnership with BBC Introducing.
New research by Design Council has captured and measured design skills against economic performance to understand their entire contribution to the UK economy.
My family and I were lucky enough to have seen the Snowman this Christmas at The Peacock Theatre in London.You are transported to another world at the theatre, the performers really do allow you to suspend your reality and just immerse yourself in the beauty of the performance.
Creative & Cultural Skills is reviewing the National Occupational Standards for a range of occupations in the sector. These Standards underpin the current related Apprenticeships which are used within our industry as well as informing further and higher education.
In 2014 I joined Creative & Cultural Skills as a Level 3 Business and Administration apprentice. Now, through my career progression, I’m off to start my new role in marketing. Here’s my advice to apprentices and organisations on how to make apprenticeships work and how to finish them together successfully.
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