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 latest updates for the creative and cultural industries
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.
Discover! Creative Careers is a week-long event launching in England this November as part of the Creative Careers Programme, which will see hundreds of employers from across the creative industries opening their doors to young people to inspire and inform the next generation of workers.
Sarah Hughes, Head of Skills Academy Wales, attended the opening of Cardiff West Community High School. Through a contract with Cardiff Council, Creative & Cultural Skills acts as a ‘Cultural Broker’ for the school, developing opportunities through the Cardiff Creative Education Partnership.
The first cohort of trainees from the Cultural Ambition project took part in a tailored employability and reflection session, led by careers adviser, Carolyn Parry from Career Alchemy.
St Fagans National Museum of History in South Wales has been named the UK’s Museum of the Year. The museum, which is also a participant in the Cultural Ambition programme, receives not only the prestigious title, but £100,000 prize money.
The National Festival of Making is a unique celebration of UK making, from the factory floor to the kitchen table. Taking place over two festival days, with long term projects running throughout the year, the National Festival of Making takes over the streets of Blackburn.
Creative & Cultural Skills has been working with partners from the industry to develop curriculum materials to support the off-the-job training offer for different apprenticeship standards. Materials are now available for the Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager and the Level 3 Museums and Galleries Technician apprenticeships.
Creative & Cultural Skills worked with Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) to develop the new ‘Creative Venue Technician’ apprenticeship standard. Six apprentices are now celebrating after successfully completing this course while working for White Light Ltd.
Programme Director, Rob West, recently joined Falmouth University and University of Nottingham on a trip to Shanghai as part of a pilot project funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
Creative & Cultural Skills are a core partner in new Centre for Cultural Value in Leeds. The new centre will examine the value of arts and culture – from book clubs and pub gigs to fine art and opera.
We are pleased to announce that recruitment for the next cohort of Cultural Ambition trainees is now live. This training programme is an exciting opportunity for a young person wishing to learn about working in the cultural heritage sector.
The Stage, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre join forces to break down barriers to a career in theatre.
Creative & Cultural Skills has announced the appointment of Bonnie Smith and Joanne Rumney, who will work on the Creative Careers Programme (CCP).
Creative Skills Europe, the European Platform on Employment and Training in the Audiovisual and Live Performance sectors, is a project which aims at collecting information and at developing tools to help the cultural and creative sectors adjust their skills to the realities of the field.
The 2019 Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference took place on Monday 1 April in Cardiff City Hall. Over 250 delegates attended from across the UK, for a day of debate and discussion about the barriers in the cultural sector.
These annual awards showcase the individuals and organisations that have shown an outstanding commitment to skill development and learning in the creative industries. The 2019 winners were announced on Monday 1 April at a special ceremony in the National Museum Cardiff.
This year’s conference takes place in Cardiff for the first time, gathering creative professionals, educators and policy makers from across the UK.
Programme Director, Rob West attended the final Steering Group meeting of Creative Skills Europe in Brussels on 18 March 2019.
On Monday 1 April we will be gathering creative professionals, educators and policy makers in Cardiff City Hall, for a day of discussion, debate and best practices on breaking down barriers to entry for the cultural sector. Later that evening we will move over to the National Museum Cardiff to celebrate the 2019 Creative & Cultural Skills Awards!
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