Creative & Cultural Skills will provide expert information and guidance sessions for creative and cultural employers across Scotland. The Fair Access Sector Support programme will focus on helping a wider range of talent into the creative sector, addressing recruitment and workforce development, and strengthening the principles of fair opportunity as part of Scotland’s Fair Work Framework.
It comes at a crucial time for the sector, which was hit harder than most by COVID-19. Nearly two-thirds of jobs in museums, galleries and libraries, and almost half of the jobs in music, theatre and visual arts, were considered vulnerable at the height of the pandemic. This investment from Creative Scotland, supported by National Lottery funding, will pave the way for a more inclusive and diverse recovery and help ensure Scotland’s creative and cultural industries ‘build back fairer’.
The programme offers practical advice and guidance on entry routes that support enhanced diversity. It provides tools for cultural employers and small businesses to work effectively towards ambitions of the Fair Work Framework. Delivered free of charge to participants between February and October 2022, the programme covers the following topics, and also offers ongoing one-to-one support to organisations:
- A Best Practice Guide to Recruitment
- An Introduction to Apprenticeships
- A Manager’s Guide to Apprenticeships
- Understanding Volunteering
- Introducing a Workforce Recruitment Policy
- Working with Freelancers
Find out more about the programme and upcoming training dates here.