Creative graduate pathways within and beyond the creative industries

Creative graduate pathways within and beyond the creative industries

Author: Ruth Bridgstock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315317762

Category: Education

Page: 114

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Examining pathways from creative education to work, and preparation for these pathways within higher education programs, in the light of long standing labour debates, this book explores the creative launch experiences, destinations, and contributions of graduates emerging into an enormously diverse and heterogeneous creative workforce. Coming from university degree programs that tend to focus on the development of specialist creative disciplinary skills, graduates emerge into the diverse workforce with fairly narrow career identities. With contributions ranging from quantitative analyses of large longitudinal data sets to in-depth qualitative cases, the book aims to provide a range of studies that speak to the complexity found in creative careers. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Education and Work.

Pathways into Creative Working Lives

Pathways into Creative Working Lives

Author: Stephanie Taylor

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030382469

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

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This book presents research on pathways into creative work. The promise of ‘doing what you love’ continues to attract new entrants to the cultural and creative industries. Is that promise betrayed by the realities of pathways into creative work, or does a creative identification offer new personal and professional possibilities in the precarious contexts of contemporary work and employment? Two decades into the 21st century, aspiring creative workers undertake training and higher education courses in increasing numbers. Some attempt to convert personal enthusiasms and amateur activities into income-earning careers. To manage the uncertainties of self-employment, workers may utilise skills developed in other occupations, even developing timely new forms of collective organisation. The collection explores the experience of creative career entrants in numerous national contexts, including Australia, Belgium, China, Ireland, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, Russia, the US and the UK. Chapters investigate the transitions of new workers and the obstacles they encounter on creative pathways. Chapters 1, 12 and 15 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Creative Work Beyond the Creative Industries

Creative Work Beyond the Creative Industries

Author: Greg Hearn

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781782545705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Creative workers are employed in sectors outside the creative industries often in greater numbers than within the creative field. This is the first book to explore the phenomena of the embedded creative and creative services through a range of sectors,

Craft Shaping Society

Craft Shaping Society

Author: Lindy Joubert

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811694721

Category: Education

Page: 387

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This book focusses on the role of craft as a continuing cultural practice and the revival of disappearing skills in contemporary society. It includes twenty-five essays by highly regarded artisans, academics, technologists, entrepreneurs, businesspeople, curators, and researchers from many countries representing a wide range of global craft traditions and innovations. The authors explain their professional practices and creative pathways with knowledge, experience, and passion. They offer insightful analyses of their traditions within their culture and in the marketplace, alongside the evolution of technology as it adapts to support experimentation and business strategies. They write about teaching and research informing their practice; and they explain the importance of their tools and materials in function and form of the objects they make. The essays reveal a poignant expression of their successes, disappointments, and opportunities. This book offers case studies of how artisans have harnessed the traditions of the past alongside the latest design technologies. The authors reveal how global craft is not only a vehicle for self-expression and creativity, but also for being deeply relevant to the world of work, community and environmental sustainability. The book makes the vital link between skills, knowledge, education, and employment, and fills a much-needed niche in Technical, Vocational Education and Training TVET.

Cultural Industries and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Cultural Industries and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Author: Elisa Salvador

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000531978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Already dealing with disruptive market forces, the creative and cultural industries (CCIs) faced fundamental challenges resulting from global health crisis, wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. With catastrophic changes to cultural consumption, cultural organisations are dealing with short, medium and long-term threats to livelihoods under lockdown. This book aims at filling the literature gap about the consequences of one of the hardest crises - COVID-19 - severely impacting all the fields of the CCIs. With a focus on European countries and taking into account the evolving and unstable context caused by the pandemic still in progress, this book investigates first reactions and actual strategies of CCIs’ actors, government bodies and cultural institutions facing the COVID-19 crisis and the potential consequences of these emergency strategies for the future of the CCIs. Creative solutions adopted facing the repeated lockdowns could reveal beneficial also after the crisis and could originate new forms of cultural consumption or innovative market strategies. This book brings together a constellation of contributors to analyse the cultural sector as it seeks to emerge from this existential challenge. The global perspectives presented in this book provide research-based evidence to understand and reflect on an unprecedented period, allowing reflective practitioners to learn and develop from a range of real-world cases. The book will also be of interest to researchers, academics and students with a particular interest in the management of cultural and creative organizations and crisis management.

The Handbook of Communication Engagement

The Handbook of Communication Engagement

Author: Kim A. Johnston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119167495

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

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A comprehensive volume that offers the most current thinking on the practice and theory of engagement With contributions from an international panel of leaders representing diverse academic and professional fields The Handbook of Communication Engagement brings together in one volume writings on both the theory and practice of engagement in today’s organizations and societies. The expert contributors explore the philosophical, theoretical, and applied concepts of communication engagement as it pertains to building interaction and connections in a globalized, networked society. The Handbook of Communication Engagement is comprehensive in scope with case studies of engagement from various disciplines including public relations, marketing, advertising, employee relations, education, public diplomacy, and politics. The authors advance the current thinking in engagement theory, strategy, and practice and provide a review of foundational and emerging research in engagement topics. The Handbook of Communication Engagement is an important text that: Provides an overview of the foundations and philosophies of engagement Identifies the contexts of engagement relating to specific areas across government and corporations, including CSR, consumer, activism, diplomacy, digital, and social impact Includes examples of contemporary engagement practice Presents applications of engagement and technology Offers insights on the future directions of engagement The Handbook of Communication Engagement offers an essential reference for advanced undergraduate, graduate students, practitioners and scholars from communication, media, advertising, public relations, public policy, and public diplomacy areas. The volume contains a compendium of the writings on the most recent advances on the theory and practice of engagement. Winner of the 2018 PRIDE Award for Innovation, Development, and Educational Achievement from the Public Relations Division of the National Communication Association.

The Future of Creative Work

The Future of Creative Work

Author: Greg Hearn

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781839101106

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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The Future of Creative Work provides a unique overview of the changing nature of creative work, examining how digital developments and the rise of intangible capital are causing an upheaval in the social institutions of work. It offers a profound insight into how this technological and social evolution will affect creative professions.

Leadership of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Music Education

Leadership of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Music Education

Author: Jennifer Rowley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429663673

Category: Music

Page: 202

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Leadership of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Music Education is the second of a two-volume anthology dedicated to leadership and leadership development in higher music education. Fifteen authors write from multiple countries and contexts, exploring pedagogical and curricular leadership challenges and successes from around the globe. They draw attention to the dynamics of pedagogical approaches which encourage learners’ deep and agentic engagement, considering the sustainability and scope of such interventions while highlighting positive frameworks and approaches. As with its companion volume, Leadership of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Music Education includes student commentary in which student contributors give concrete ideas and recommendations for facilitating and strengthening leadership development through practical and equitable strategies with students, communities and colleagues. The outcome is a collection of essays designed to offer student musicians, higher education teachers and institutional leaders theoretically informed and practical insights into the development and practice of leadership.

Expanding Professionalism in Music and Higher Music Education

Expanding Professionalism in Music and Higher Music Education

Author: Heidi Westerlund

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000400557

Category: Education

Page: 182

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This book addresses the need to rethink the concept and enactment of professionalism in music, and how such concepts underpin professional higher music education. There is an urgent imperative to enable the potential of professional musicians in our contemporary societies to be more fully realised, recognising both intense challenges that are currently threatening some traditional music practices, and significant scope for new practices to be imagined in response to deep veins of societal need. Professionalism encompasses the conduct, aims, values, responsibilities and ongoing development of a practising professional in the field. Professional higher music education engages both with providing future professionals with relevant education in particular craft skills, and with nurturing their visions for their work as artists in future societies. The major focus of the book is on performance traditions that have dominated professional higher education, notably western classical music.

Higher Education and the Creative Economy

Higher Education and the Creative Economy

Author: Roberta Comunian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317420736

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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Since the DCMS Creative Industries Mapping Document highlighted the key role played by creative activities in the UK economy and society, the creative industries agenda has expanded across Europe and internationally. They have the support of local authorities, regional development agencies, research councils, arts and cultural agencies and other sector organisations. Within this framework, higher education institutions have also engaged in the creative agenda, but have struggled to define their role in this growing sphere of activities. Higher Education and the Creative Economy critically engages with the complex interconnections between higher education, geography, cultural policy and the creative economy. This book is organised into four sections which articulate the range of dynamics that can emerge between higher education and the creative economy: partnership and collaboration across Higher Education institutions and the creative and cultural industries; the development of creative human capital; connections between arts schools and local art scenes; and links with broader policy directions and work. While it has a strong UK component, it also includes international perspectives, specifically from Australia, Singapore, Europe and the USA. This authoritative collection challenges the boundaries of creative and cultural industry development by bringing together international experts from a range of subject areas, presenting researchers with a unique multidisciplinary approach to the topic. This edited collection will be of interest to researchers and policy makers working in the area of creative and cultural industries development.

Creative Hubs in Question

Creative Hubs in Question

Author: Rosalind Gill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030106539

Category: Social Science

Page: 397

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Creative hubs have become a cornerstone of economic and cultural policy with only the barest amount of discussion or scrutiny. This volume offers the first interrogation of creative hubs, with ground-breaking critical writing from a combination of established scholars and new voices. Looking across multiple sites trans-nationally, and combining theoretical and empirical reflections, it asks: what are creative hubs, why do they matter, and are they making the world a better place? Creative Hubs in Question discusses creative hubs in relation to debates about creative cities, co-working spaces and workers' co-operatives. Featuring case studies from Argentina to the Netherlands, and Nigeria to the UK, the contributions address how hubs are situated in relation to projects of equality and social justice, and whether and in what ways they change the experiences of the creatives who work in them. Drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives including sociology, geography, economics, media and communications, culture and creative industries, critical policy studies, gender studies, race and ethnicity, and urban studies, this collection will be of interest to policy makers, academics, scholars, students and practitioners across these fields.