New £2 million Creative Careers Programme
14-18 NOW and artist Bob and Roberta Smith OBE RA invite 16-18 year-old students across the UK to take part in Make Art Not War, responding to the provocation “What does peace mean to you?”
Launch of the Cultural Ambition project
New CEO announced
2018 Awards winners
Awards shortlist announced.
Mae rhaglen Sgiliau ar gyfer y Dyfodol Cronfa Dreftadaeth y Loteri wedi cytuno i ariannu prosiect newydd sy’n canolbwyntio ar helpu pobl ifanc i ennill cymwysterau drwy ddysgu mewn lleoliad treftadaeth ddiwylliannol.
Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future Programme has agreed funding for a new project focussed on supporting young people to achieve qualifications through learning in a cultural heritage setting.
With over two decades of experience working in the skills, education, creative business start-up and careers guidance landscape, Melanie brings a wealth of experience to the role.
Leading producer inspires young people
Arts Council England has awarded funding to Creative & Cultural Skills as one of its new Sector Support Organisations.
Students in the National Skills Academy are invited to present a creative response to the brief 'Set Design for Touring Companies'
Creative companies hoping to expand their workforce have until June 16th to apply to the NI Creative Employment Programme.
Mae Sgiliau Creadigol a Diwylliannol, drwy weithio mewn partneriaeth gyda Llywodraeth Cymru a phartneriaid treftadaeth, wedi derbyn cefnogaeth ariannol o £709,600 gan Gronfa Dreftadaeth y Loteri (CDL)
Creative & Cultural Skills, working in partnership with the Welsh Government and heritage partners, has received support of £709,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
'Diversity and Fair Access' on 2nd March 2017
The very first theatre design challenge ran by Welsh National Opera to uncover new talent in stage design, has announced their first winner.
Althea Efunshile, currently Deputy Chief Executive of Arts Council England, will take on a new role as Chair for the first ever government-backed National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries.
Jane Button, Director of Learner Journey at Lambeth College will take on a new role as Principal for the first ever government backed college for the Creative and Cultural Industries.
Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference 2016 celebrates over 4,500 job roles created in the arts and cultural sector
Employers today took the opportunity of Creative & Cultural Skills’ National Conference to call for the first twenty students to join the industry-led and Government-backed National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries, which is being established at High House Production Park in Thurrock from September 2016, working with partners nationwide.
Calling for nominations: individuals, organisations, further education colleges, apprentices and interns
Join the most influential figures in the creative industries.
The ‘Unsung Heroes’ who have given young talent their first big break in the Arts have been celebrated for the first time in Northern Ireland.
The Creative Skills Initiative (CSI) is a strand of the Creative Employment Programme specifically designed to give those aged 16-21, who are not yet ready to enter the workplace, some of the confidence and experience they need to take the next step towards employment or further training.
Develop Your Career resource responds to the demand for young entrepreneurs in the creative industries
Darren Henley, the chief executive of Arts Council England (ACE), is to give keynote speech
Creative & Cultural Skills has today announced that 5 companies will be awarded funding to enable them to take on apprentices and interns.
Round 24 successes have brought the total number of apprenticeships funded through the programme to 1244 and the total number of internships to 1388.
A further phase of Trailblazer reform programme
In 2015, Creative & Cultural Skills and Arts Award both celebrate their tenth anniversary.
Creative & Cultural Skills have produced an exciting line-up of young talent for the evening’s entertainment
The Sunday Times Festival of Education brings together the very best of education's most forward thinking advocates, practitioners of change and policy makers. The Social will provide an exciting end to day one of the festival which has an incredible line up of speakers including Piers Morgan, Tinie Tempah and Al Murray.
Round 22 successes have brought the total number of apprenticeships funded through the programme to 1145 and the total number of internships to 1328.
Influential figures in the Welsh arts world discuss the future direction of the creative industries in a special college conference.
Ym mis Tachwedd 2014, gosododd National Theatre Wales her i fyfyrwyr yn aelod-golegau’r Academi Sgiliau Genedlaethol yng Nghymru.
Apprentice of the Year winners speak out on the im
On 4 March 2015, industry leaders gathered at The
Round 19 successes have brought the total number of apprenticeships funded through the programme to 1070 and the total number of internships to 1231.
We are delighted to announce that Chris Bryant MP will be a keynote speaker at our sixth annual conference.
The shortlisted nominations are now available to view on our website, which also has details of the final judging panel.
Hear from Tony Hall, Nick Boles MP and many more at our sixth conference and ten-year anniversary celebration. Tickets are on sale now
We are delighted to announce that Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, will be a keynote speaker at our sixth annual conference.
Celebrating unsung heroes across the sector. Last chance to nominate individuals, organisations, apprentices and interns.
Round 18 successes have brought the total number of apprenticeships funded through the programme to 1061 and the total number of internships to 1,227.
The first National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries to be established at The Backstage Centre, High House Production Park, Thurrock, and with partners nationwide, opening September 2016.
Creative & Cultural Skills are pleased to announce that SQA have approved our proposal to award a suite of Creative & Cultural qualifications which have been earmarked for withdrawal recently by EDI/Pearson.
Employers in England have been given an extra 12 months to apply to the Creative Employment Programme and secure funding to subsidise new apprentice and internship positions within the creative industries.
Y cymwysterau lefel uwch cyntaf erioed yng nghymru
Leaders from the creative industries and the education sector will attend the inaugural Building a Creative Nation South West conference this week, aiming to create new jobs for young people within the region.
Round 16 successes have brought the total number of apprenticeships funded through the programme to 953 and the total number of internships to 1,164.
Creative & Cultural Skills is proud to launch brand new higher level units and qualifications in craft, design and cultural heritage.
Wrth ddangos ei ymrwymiad i'r Gymraeg, mae Sgiliau Creadigol a Diwylliannol wedi datblygu Cynllun Iaith Gymraeg gyda Chomisiynydd y Gymraeg. Mae'r ddogfen hon yn destun ymgynghoriad ar hyn o bryd, a byddem yn croesawu ymatebion ac awgrymiadau i'r darn hwn o waith.
In showing its commitment to Welsh, Creative & Cultural Skills have developed a Welsh Language Scheme with the Welsh Language Commissioner. This document is currently out for consultation and we welcome any responses and suggestions to this piece of work.
Calling nominations for individuals, organisations, apprentices and interns.
Round 15 successes have brought the total number of apprenticeships funded through the programme to 934 and the total number of internships to 1,112.
Coleg Sir Gâr has become the second college in Wales to sign up to the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural, a UK-wide network of employers and educators led by Creative & Cultural Skills.
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The Royal Court Theatre’s Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone will open this year’s TheatreCraft, the annual theatre careers event that offers young people the chance to explore the many opportunities to work in behind the scenes roles.
Level 3 Craftsperson Trailblazer Apprenticeship
Robin Millar named by the Disability News Service
Pauline Tambling, Joint CEO of Creative & Cultural Skills and Managing Director of the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural, has received a CBE for her services to education and training in the cultural sector.
Holts Academy have become the first Independent Training Provider to join Creative & Cultural Skills’ network of education providers and creative businesses, with both organisations pledging to improve education and training opportunities available to young people within the jewellery industry.
See the list of organisations that successfully applied for Creative Employment Programme funding in rounds one-11.
Royal Opera House apprentices and staff working in the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop on the High House Production Park (HHPP) in Purfleet had the opportunity to meet the Prime Minister David Cameron and Culture Secretary Sajid Javid and demonstrate their craftsmanship and skills from scenic painting to set construction on Monday 19 May.
One of Thurrock’s new major industrial projects is celebrated for contribution to the area’s regeneration.
Education partner - Holts Academy announces launch of new higher education courses in jewellery
Holts Academy is expanding its educational offer to include ‘Higher Education for Industry’.
Creative & Cultural Skills has announced plans to host a series of one-day masterclasses this autumn for young people embarking on careers in technical theatre.