Creative & Cultural Skills launch a new Best Practice Recruitment Guide for Creative Leaders on behalf of the Creative Careers Programme
The latest updates for the creative and cultural industries
We are delighted that the National Skills Academy network of Creative & Cultural Skills has been invited to exhibit a selection of students' work from our Make Art Not War programme at #TeachInspireCreate the UAL Awarding Body Annual Conference.
Creative & Cultural Skills will soon be moving to a new website. We’re excited about how this new site will support our work, share stories and details of forthcoming events, and help the sector access our specialist guidance.
The shortlist has now been published for the first Wales Creative & Cultural Skills Awards, taking place in Cardiff on 29th January 2020.
Do you work in Sound Recording or Music Technology? Do you want to see better talent joining the industry? Can you spare 5 – 10 minutes before 17th January?
We are pleased to announce the first of the judges for the Wales Creative & Cultural Skills Awards
This morning in Birmingham we launched the brand-new initiative, Discover! Creative Careers Week, to encourage young people to consider a career in the creative industries launched. Discover! Creative Careers Week is backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in England through the Creative Careers Programme, which we are leading alongside ScreenSkills and the Creative Industries Federation.
The shortlist has been launched for the fifth annual Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards. Tickets are now available for this year’s awards ceremony on Thursday 5 December in Belfast Metropolitan College.
Careers opportunities in the creative industries are increasing daily with employment in the sector growing three times faster than the rest of the UK economy.
On 17th October a judging panel made up of Welsh National Opera and Cardiff Theatrical Services professionals chose Chelsea Maton as the winner of the Design Challenge 2018-19.
Representatives from the leaderships colleges of the National Skills Academy are meeting in London on 24 – 25 October to set the direction of travel for the network in the year ahead.
Creative & Cultural Skills has teamed up with Welsh National Opera to deliver the 2019-20 signature project for National Skills Academy (NSA) leadership colleges. On Thursday 17 October, staff from each of the colleges will meet in Cardiff to learn more about the project, and the relevance it has for skills development in the sector.
The Wales Creative & Cultural Skills Awards will celebrate the exceptional work being carried out to develop learning and skills in the creative and cultural sector, ensuring the next generation have the skills they need so that the sector continues to thrive.
Last year Creative & Cultural Skills worked with major cultural programme 14-18 NOW to deliver Make Art Not War, in which students in National Skills Academy FE Leadership Colleges were asked to respond to the provocation ‘What does peace mean to you?’ In the second stage of the programme all colleges UK-wide are welcome to take part.
Acclaimed artist, director and writer Neil Bartlett is, today, visiting staff and students in the Creative & Digital department of Blackburn College to speak about the college’s work on this year’s Make Art Not War live brief.
Sandwell College has become the first Further Education college in the midlands to join the National Skills Academy leadership group.
David McConnell of NI Screen, Carol Fitzsimons MBE of Young Enterprise NI, Darragh Neely of Darragh Neely Design Works and former Creative & Cultural Skills Award winner Holly Foskett of Black Box Belfast make up this year’s judging panel.
The Creative Careers Programme has launched a new one-stop-shop website to help young people discover the range of jobs in creative industries
ScreenSkills is leading a review of the National Occupational Standards for Sound Recording and Music Technology. Recording artists, producers, sound technicians and anyone else with specialism in sound technology are invited to workshops across the UK to help shape best practice.
The Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards is a unique, industry-led event, which celebrates the fantastic work being carried out to develop skills in the cultural sector. Nominations for the awards are open until 5pm on Friday 11 October.
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