Talent & Employment

Led to date by Rob Brannen from University of Leicester and UK Young Artists with Michaela Butter, Director at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

The arts ecology is more than ever multi-dimensional, complex, interactive. Technology, digitisation and the Internet have transformed what we might mean by and the very nature of a ‘career in the arts’. Within this context, the forum hosted a round-table discussion, which focused upon employability agendas for arts organisations and universities. Sharing existing practices and models of HE/Arts partnerships in relation to supporting those starting a career or in the early years of a career in the arts, it questioned: what might the future employment ‘landscape’ look like? What improvements might be made to our existing collaborations? Are there new collaborations that would meet our agendas or further our understanding of how employability works for both partners?

The Forum invited Prof. Paul Kleiman Senior Consultant (Higher Education) at Ciel Associates and a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University and Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance to discuss his research and work, particularly on creativity and assessment. He spoke to us about his work with institutions, both nationally and internationally, on enhancing creativity in the curriculum and innovative forms of assessment.

More information coming soon on the development of the Talent & Employment working group.