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‘Lifting the Lid’ on the Creative Industries & Cultural Sector Workshop 1

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Introducing the Creative Industries & Cultural Sector 21 January 2021, 10 am – 4 pm


Are you interested in…

Understanding possible career paths in the creative industries and cultural sector?

Developing research collaborations with creative and cultural partners?

Building your network of creative and cultural contacts?


These online workshops are designed specifically for you

PURPOSE: These workshops will ‘lift the lid’ on the reality of working in and collaborating with the creative industries and cultural sector. They will help you develop your knowledge, skills and networks to pursue creative jobs and research collaborations.

HOSTS: Workshops will be hosted by experienced cultural leaders Hannah Bird and Dr Ceri Gorton (Co-Directors of Bird & Gorton), who work with organisations including Arts Council England, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, Imperial War Museums, The Space, Nesta, DCMS, and the British Council.

BOOK YOUR SPACE: There will be at least 30 spaces available at each of the workshops, which are open to students across all SWW DTP cohorts and will be hosted in Zoom. Each session will be tailored to your interests and priorities, and you will be asked to complete a short registration survey when you book to inform the workshop design.

All workshops include;

Q&A sessions with high level speakers and senior leaders from the creative industries, cultural organisations, as well as national funders and policymakers

Detailed insights into how the creative industries and cultural sector really work – and what this means for you in terms of jobs and collaborations

Top tips from sector decision makers on how to communicate your research and value as a potential non-academic employee or collaborator

Practical activities to develop your understanding and share what you know

Opportunities to develop your own creative network

Follow-up ‘Office hours’ with Bird & Gorton to provide tailored support for questions and ideas that arise as a result of the workshops



Introducing the Creative Industries & Cultural Sector

21 January 2021, 10 am – 4 pm

This workshop will explore;

The reality of working in or with creative or cultural organisations, and tactics for meaningful collaboration

How the creative and cultural industries are defined and funded

The types of jobs, career pathways and pay available in these sectors

Sector trends, challenges and opportunities

By the end of the workshop, you will have;

A better understanding of how these sectors are defined, their role in the economy and the types of jobs that are available

Gained insights into the key skills that creative and cultural organisations are looking for in their employees and collaborators

Met leading cultural and creative professionals, and had the chance to ask them ‘off the record’ questions about the realities of their career pathways and working life

Started to develop your own network of culturally- and creatively-interested peers to share ideas and support