Issue 314: Employing young people

  • Employing young people

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    10 May 2018

    To improve the diversity of the workforce, arts organisations need to employ more young people from low-income backgrounds. Kate Danielson shares tips for adjusting recruitment practices to do just that.

    For the last eight years, the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary Programme has been helping arts employers fund meaningful, entry-level placements for low-income graduates, whose talents are nurtured and who are paid a salary approved by the Living Wage Foundation.

    We will never produce the very best art possible by perpetuating processes which favour those who can afford to work for free.

    The need is absolutely clear. The recently updated Panic! report shows that just 18.2% of... more

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