An independent charity that gives young people opportunities to work and learn in the creative industries.
We provide careers advice and guidance, promotes apprenticeships, and delivers activities for students young people through our National Skills Academy network of industry and education supporters.
We believe that diversity, equality, and fair access are crucial to the creative industries. Young people are the lifeblood of the creative industries, which need creativity and diversity to thrive. The future of our sector depends on the way we recruit and nurture new talent here and now.
Young people, individuals and organisations, which demonstrate excellence in the UK’s cultural sector, were celebrated last night [1 April] at a glittering awards ceremony dedicated to the industry’s unsung heroes.
Having spent the last seven years working outside of the UK with international skills systems and policy, I found on my return that the UK cultural sector skills landscape still had many of the same issues it had when I left:
For the first time since 2012, we have released new workforce analysis to compare the characteristics of the arts and cultural workforce with the total UK workforce at national, country and regional levels.
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