Issue 354: The Future of Work: no going back

  • The Future of Work: no going back

    a man works from home
    04 May 2022

    With 86% of internships in the creative sector unpaid, it’s hard for disadvantaged young people to get a foothold. Russell Martin considers what working in the future could look like.

    Getting a job in the arts has always been challenging for all but the most connected, most privileged young people. Chronic low pay favours those with family wealth. In 2014, 92% of arts workers were from more advantaged backgrounds. 

    Middle-class people tend to arrive in jobs with a knowledge of the working culture that helps them fit in and get ahead. And a belief in meritocracy among those at the top reinforces the idea that hard work alone pays off, minimising the importance of... more

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