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Arts flooded with poorly qualified graduates, warns CC Skills’ Hall
By Alistair Smith for The Stage

Creative and Cultural Skills chair Tony Hall has warned that professions including the performing arts are being swamped by ill-informed and underqualified graduates, many of whom cannot secure jobs in their chosen field.

A survey recently commissioned by Creative and Cultural Skills - the new Sector Skills Council for the arts, heritage, advertising and design industries - reveals that while nearly a third of Britons aspire to enter the creative industries, only 11% achieve these career ambitions.

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Industry will gain by guiding its students
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Tony Hall and his colleagues at Creative and Cultural Skills are laying out their stall in uncompromising fashion. So they must continue to do if they want to earn the new organisation the respect it needs in order to do its job well.

We need not concern ourselves overmuch with CC Skills’ discovery that so many people who harbour performing ambitions in early life do not pursue the idea further.

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Arts flooded with poorly qualified graduates, warns CC Skills’ Hall
By Alistair Smith for The Stage

Creative and Cultural Skills chair Tony Hall has warned that professions including the performing arts are being swamped by ill-informed and underqualified graduates, many of whom cannot secure jobs in their chosen field.

A survey recently commissioned by Creative and Cultural Skills - the new Sector Skills Council for the arts, heritage, advertising and design industries - reveals that while nearly a third of Britons aspire to enter the creative industries, only 11% achieve these career ambitions.

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And comment on this speech from The Stage;

Industry will gain by guiding its students
From The Stage

Tony Hall and his colleagues at Creative and Cultural Skills are laying out their stall in uncompromising fashion. So they must continue to do if they want to earn the new organisation the respect it needs in order to do its job well.

We need not concern ourselves overmuch with CC Skills’ discovery that so many people who harbour performing ambitions in early life do not pursue the idea further.

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Moving from Stage Management to Administration
By Barbara Eifler for The Stage

There comes a point in most stage managers’ careers when they feel like tackling a new challenge, or having some more social working hours, or being paid a bit more. And one of the obvious career moves is into arts administration in its widest sense, as general manager for a producer or administrator for a small-scale dance company or chief executive for a subsidised rep, to name but a few examples.

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