UK Visual Arts Blueprint  Workforce Development Plan Consultation – Exeter, 30 th  January 2009 Research Carried out by TB...
Agenda <ul><li>Why and how a Blueprint is being developed </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of key themes and actions </li></ul><...
Introduction to CC Skills <ul><li>Sector Skills Council – employer led body approved by government </li></ul><ul><li>CC Sk...
Purpose of the Blueprint <ul><li>Based on extensive research within the visual arts sector </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight ski...
Development Process <ul><li>Creative Blueprint research for whole creative sector </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation events wi...
Advisory Group <ul><li>Council for Higher Education & Design  </li></ul><ul><li>Artquest  a-n The Artists Information Comp...
We want your views and ideas <ul><li>The action plan is for the visual arts sector  </li></ul><ul><li>Your feedback on the...
What do we mean by the visual arts sector <ul><li>Involves vast range of people in an array of different jobs and practice...
The visual arts sector context <ul><li>The visual arts sector does not only stand alone </li></ul><ul><li>It acts as a fee...
Key facts about the sector <ul><li>37,480 people, including 28,490 artists </li></ul><ul><li>70% are freelance or sole tra...
Key challenges <ul><li>Lack of awareness of employment opportunities within the sector </li></ul><ul><li>Artists not train...
More Key challenges! <ul><li>Staff retention in the sector poor </li></ul><ul><li>Poor employment conditions </li></ul><ul...
Emerging themes <ul><li>Clearer entry routes:  more entry-level jobs supported by training; fit-for-purpose qualifications...
Emerging themes <ul><li>To build entrepreneurial and business skills:  support to artists, galleries and organisations to ...
Proposed Action Areas <ul><li>1  Strategic </li></ul><ul><li>2  Entry to the visual arts sector </li></ul><ul><li>3  Child...
Strategic <ul><li>Establish an Advisory Group of senior representatives  </li></ul><ul><li>Review need for an umbrella rep...
Entry into the visual arts sector <ul><li>Ensure online provision of the latest careers, training and courses information ...
Children and Young People <ul><li>Ensure that visual arts education in schools can be supported by properly trained staff ...
Children and Young People (cont.) <ul><li>Encourage visual arts organisations to support delivery of Creative and Media Di...
Further and Higher Education <ul><li>Ensure technical, business and freelance career training is covered by degree program...
Further and Higher Education (cont.) <ul><li>Develop HEI consortia to offer above three actions and career-long profession...
Diversity of Workforce <ul><li>Recognise that diversity includes a wide range of issues in terms of social class, disabili...
Continuing Professional Development – for artists <ul><li>Enable access to short courses at Centres of Excellence so pract...
Continuing Professional Development - for organisations <ul><li>Investigate visual arts organisations can develop joint tr...
Management and Leadership <ul><li>Examine current leadership programmes to see how well they serve the needs of the visual...
Business and Enterprise <ul><li>Work with Arts & Business and Business Link to develop central expert advice on company st...
Next Steps <ul><li>Consultation Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional meetings by CCS ...
Discussion Groups <ul><li>Two topics for discussion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you think about the draft </li></ul></u...
Feedback from Discussion Groups <ul><li>What do you think about the draft </li></ul><ul><li>Answers to the consultation qu...
Next Steps <ul><li>Collection of responses from this afternoon </li></ul><ul><li>Collation with responses from wider consu...
How you can contribute further <ul><li>Provide further feedback based on discussions today </li></ul><ul><li>Consult with ...
Further feedback <ul><li>On-line copy of consultation: </li></ul><ul><li>www.ccskills.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Comments to...
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  1. 1. UK Visual Arts Blueprint Workforce Development Plan Consultation – Exeter, 30 th January 2009 Research Carried out by TBR Economics
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Why and how a Blueprint is being developed </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of key themes and actions </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you think about the draft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answers to the consultation questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plenary Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction to CC Skills <ul><li>Sector Skills Council – employer led body approved by government </li></ul><ul><li>CC Skills footprint: advertising, craft, design, visual arts, music, cultural heritage, literary and performing arts </li></ul><ul><li>bridges the gap between industry, education and government </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure individuals and organisations have the skills to succeed in the creative economy </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose of the Blueprint <ul><li>Based on extensive research within the visual arts sector </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight skill priorities and key actions </li></ul><ul><li>Framework for employers, education and training providers </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure individuals can grow and develop their careers </li></ul>
  5. 5. Development Process <ul><li>Creative Blueprint research for whole creative sector </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation events with visual arts sector </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation of initial Draft with support of Advisory Group and other research </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive consultation with visual arts sector </li></ul><ul><li>Revision of Blueprint, including an Action Plan, with support of Advisory </li></ul><ul><li>Launch from May </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advisory Group <ul><li>Council for Higher Education & Design </li></ul><ul><li>Artquest a-n The Artists Information Company </li></ul><ul><li>University of the Arts Wysing Arts Centre Arts Council Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Frieze Zoo Art Fair The Art House Space </li></ul><ul><li>The Art House FACT Engage Milton Keynes Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Design and Arts Copyright Society Whitechapel Art Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Museums Association Arts & Business Tate </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary Art Society Cultural Leadership Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Arts Council England Arts Council Northern Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Scotland Visual Arts Galleries Association </li></ul><ul><li>National Federation of Artists Studio Providers </li></ul>
  7. 7. We want your views and ideas <ul><li>The action plan is for the visual arts sector </li></ul><ul><li>Your feedback on the draft proposal is essential to its success </li></ul><ul><li>Please suggest any alternative ideas and solutions you may have </li></ul><ul><li>We would like to know about your professional development experiences </li></ul>
  8. 8. What do we mean by the visual arts sector <ul><li>Involves vast range of people in an array of different jobs and practices </li></ul><ul><li>Around the creative hub of artists the art world is supported by technicians, curators, managers, publicists, academics, educators etc . </li></ul><ul><li>Employers are museums, galleries, studios, arts centres, public sector agencies, educational bodies, studio organisations, festivals and art fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Dominated by individuals and sole traders </li></ul>
  9. 9. The visual arts sector context <ul><li>The visual arts sector does not only stand alone </li></ul><ul><li>It acts as a feeder for industries such as advertising, interactive media, the games industry, publishing and design </li></ul><ul><li>Its position within the creative industries has important implications for more general workforce development </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the visual arts skills are transferable to other creative professions. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Key facts about the sector <ul><li>37,480 people, including 28,490 artists </li></ul><ul><li>70% are freelance or sole traders </li></ul><ul><li>4,580 businesses - 75% with less than 5 people </li></ul><ul><li>Contributes £1.9 billion to the national economy </li></ul><ul><li>95% of people are white, and 50% are female </li></ul><ul><li>47% have a first degree </li></ul><ul><li>40% with a postgraduate degree or diploma </li></ul><ul><li>But - artists are not in the current definition of the creative industries! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Key challenges <ul><li>Lack of awareness of employment opportunities within the sector </li></ul><ul><li>Artists not trained for business </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient entry routes for young people into the sector </li></ul><ul><li>Skills and experience do not match job vacancies </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifications do not prepare fine art graduates for work or fully participate in the sector </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of diversity among the workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough opportunities to develop skills in post </li></ul><ul><li>Access to training for those outside formal employment </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist training needs not met </li></ul>
  12. 12. More Key challenges! <ul><li>Staff retention in the sector poor </li></ul><ul><li>Poor employment conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations lack people with business skills </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough emphasis on leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient auditing of skills needs </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough sharing of good practice across the sector </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient partnerships between employers and higher education bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Although some strong membership and representative bodies exist there are some gaps e.g. no commercial gallery trade association </li></ul>
  13. 13. Emerging themes <ul><li>Clearer entry routes: more entry-level jobs supported by training; fit-for-purpose qualifications; better information on how to enter the sector; clearer information about key skill requirements; the delivery of models for structured induction and training </li></ul><ul><li>To establish accurately what skills the sector needs: enabling key stakeholders and people who work in the visual arts to collect and share intelligence more effectively; strong, clear advocacy for the skills needs of the sector </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage diversity: improving salary packages; building widely accessible opportunities; improving the profile of the visual arts as a career </li></ul><ul><li>To make sure we provide good continuing professional development (CPD), with full access: networking for individual practitioners; greater public/private organisation networking; development of bespoke training opportunities; links to relevant training in other sectors </li></ul>
  14. 14. Emerging themes <ul><li>To build entrepreneurial and business skills: support to artists, galleries and organisations to help increase enterprise and sustainability, particularly at leadership and management level </li></ul><ul><li>To maximise existing provision and expertise: identifying and strengthening existing provision in the sector and avoiding duplication </li></ul><ul><li>To link ‘critical’ approaches with practical training and development needs: training and continuing professional development should be informed by the practice-led and peer-based approaches distinctive in the visual arts </li></ul><ul><li>To strengthen networks between practitioners and other visual arts workers: so common approaches to workplace issues and models of good practice can be shared </li></ul>
  15. 15. Proposed Action Areas <ul><li>1 Strategic </li></ul><ul><li>2 Entry to the visual arts sector </li></ul><ul><li>3 Children and young people </li></ul><ul><li>4 Further and Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>5 Diversity of workforce </li></ul><ul><li>6 Continuing Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>7 Management and leadership </li></ul><ul><li>8 Business and enterprise </li></ul>
  16. 16. Strategic <ul><li>Establish an Advisory Group of senior representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Review need for an umbrella representative body </li></ul><ul><li>Align existing research activities on economic impact and skill needs </li></ul><ul><li>Develop National Occupational Standards (NOS) to inform job descriptions, staff development plans and qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage job advertisements to be more skills based </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure visual arts needs are embedded within regional cultural and skills plans </li></ul>
  17. 17. Entry into the visual arts sector <ul><li>Ensure online provision of the latest careers, training and courses information e.g. Creative Choices (Creative & Cultural Skills website) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop wider entry-level opportunities for training through creative apprenticeships and other pathways </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure traineeship and internship opportunities offer accessible training and development </li></ul>
  18. 18. Children and Young People <ul><li>Ensure that visual arts education in schools can be supported by properly trained staff </li></ul><ul><li>Using Regional Development Groups to identify and share good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage employers involvement with visual arts e.g. Arts Award and Arts Mark </li></ul><ul><li>Provide guidance on visual arts requirements for Building Schools for the Future Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Promote effective and up-to-date visual arts teacher training        </li></ul>
  19. 19. Children and Young People (cont.) <ul><li>Encourage visual arts organisations to support delivery of Creative and Media Diploma and other curriculum activities </li></ul><ul><li>Provide training for visual artists on teaching visual arts to children and young people </li></ul><ul><li>Increase provision of creative and other apprenticeships based in visual arts organisations significantly </li></ul><ul><li>Work with specialist schools and Academies Trust to ensure that visual arts practice is represented across network </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the National Skills Academy opportunities to include provision relevant to the visual arts sector </li></ul>
  20. 20. Further and Higher Education <ul><li>Ensure technical, business and freelance career training is covered by degree programmes, and as continuing professional development (CPD) options </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure course content reflects current thinking and practice e.g. use of new technology and latest critical discourse </li></ul><ul><li>Develop forums for visual arts employers, practising artists and HE providers to discuss training options and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Develop HE partnerships with specialist agencies to promote curatorial and commissioning skills in distinct areas such as public art programming, live art and new media </li></ul>
  21. 21. Further and Higher Education (cont.) <ul><li>Develop HEI consortia to offer above three actions and career-long professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Build on National Arts Learning Network (NALN) and CHEAD work to widen participation </li></ul><ul><li>Employers to lead on Graduate Apprenticeship programmes with FE/HE partners - linked to DCMS Creative Britain Apprenticeships </li></ul>
  22. 22. Diversity of Workforce <ul><li>Recognise that diversity includes a wide range of issues in terms of social class, disability and ethnicity </li></ul><ul><li>Identify role models that can encourage students from a diverse backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Work with community groups to encourage more representative entry into apprenticeships, colleges, universities and visual arts organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Interventions should be flexible to reflect the local context of different geographical areas </li></ul><ul><li>More ‘progression’ agreements, signposting and links between colleges and universities for visual arts students </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from positive action schemes to develop diversity in the sector </li></ul>
  23. 23. Continuing Professional Development – for artists <ul><li>Enable access to short courses at Centres of Excellence so practitioners can learn new skills quickly and efficiently at key moments in their career </li></ul><ul><li>Support flexible and ‘portfolio career’ development for artists and freelancers to enable professional self-determination throughout working life </li></ul><ul><li>Support developmental toolkits such as those published by a-n The Artists Information Company to help visual artists plan their next phase of career development and associated skills development needs </li></ul>
  24. 24. Continuing Professional Development - for organisations <ul><li>Investigate visual arts organisations can develop joint training provision through Business Link, Train to Gain and other opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Publish model internship programmes based on accredited units of industry qualifications and CPD framework (including higher level apprenticeships) </li></ul><ul><li>Support organisations in developing CPD plans to include training and informal professional development (skill sharing, shadowing, mentoring, shadowing, self-directed goal setting and peer-group learning) </li></ul>
  25. 25. Management and Leadership <ul><li>Examine current leadership programmes to see how well they serve the needs of the visual arts sector </li></ul><ul><li>Promote skills exchange through networking and discussion opportunities – including both public and private sector organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Improve advocacy and sign-posting so practitioners and other arts workers can access management and leadership opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage high-level knowledge transfer from other relevant sectors e.g. business and broadcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Diversify participation in terms of ethnicity, class, gender and disability take-up of progression opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate international models of best practice </li></ul>
  26. 26. Business and Enterprise <ul><li>Work with Arts & Business and Business Link to develop central expert advice on company structures and business planning </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness of existing guidance on marketing and sponsorship </li></ul><ul><li>Support initiatives that develop the role of UK artists both in industry and in the international marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>Work with Frieze to develop a trade association body for visual arts commercial galleries that could standardise and publish business codes of practice </li></ul><ul><li>Develop business training for commercial gallery directors </li></ul>
  27. 27. Next Steps <ul><li>Consultation Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional meetings by CCS and arts councils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sector led meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collection and analysis of responses </li></ul><ul><li>Revision of Draft Blueprint – in consultation with Advisory Group </li></ul><ul><li>Production of Action Plan – in consultation with Advisory Group </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of Blueprint with Action Plan </li></ul>
  28. 28. Discussion Groups <ul><li>Two topics for discussion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you think about the draft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answers to the consultation questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feedback from individual groups </li></ul><ul><li>General discussion </li></ul>
  29. 29. Feedback from Discussion Groups <ul><li>What do you think about the draft </li></ul><ul><li>Answers to the consultation questions </li></ul><ul><li>Any other comments </li></ul>
  30. 30. Next Steps <ul><li>Collection of responses from this afternoon </li></ul><ul><li>Collation with responses from wider consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Revision of Draft Blueprint and addition of Action Plan – with Advisory Group </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of Blueprint </li></ul>
  31. 31. How you can contribute further <ul><li>Provide further feedback based on discussions today </li></ul><ul><li>Consult with and feedback from your own networks </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest actions you could help take forward </li></ul>
  32. 32. Further feedback <ul><li>On-line copy of consultation: </li></ul><ul><li>www.ccskills.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Comments to: </li></ul><ul><li>mark.greco@ccskills.org.uk </li></ul>

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