Conference Dates: 10 March 2010
“Until relatively recently, conditions within cultural labour markets were of little interest to policymakers. They were assumed to offer “good work”, and the only policy goal was to support their growth, and ensure we had a skilled workforce. But data on the unrepresentative nature of the cultural labour market and concerns about declining social mobility, have led to something of a change of mind.”
This half-day conference explores some of the less desirable aspects of cultural work, as a way of thinking about the policy and leadership challenges that they present, and what may be done to improve working conditions and entry to the sector.
The presentations will be followed by a panel session, with the speakers and representatives from Arts Council England, the Theatrical Management Association and BECTU.