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Creative work careers: pathways and portfolios for the creative economy

Creative work careers: pathways and portfolios for the creative economy
Creative work careers: pathways and portfolios for the creative economy
This article examines the career opportunities, challenges and trajectories of creative work. As part of the Creative Trident approach to creative workforce measurements, the embedded mode draws attention to creative work as it is undertaken outside of the creative industries. This article further considers and conceptualises the complex careers pathways of creative workers. Firstly, creative workers in non-creative occupations in other industries are discussed to highlight the challenges and barriers to securing creative employment and the balance creative workers establish with other forms of employment. Secondly, students from creative courses going into non-creative occupations in other industries is discussed to highlight challenges students face in making the transition from higher education to creative employment in terms of workforce expectations and the competition amongst graduates. This article critically evaluates assumptions about transitions from education into creative work employment and associated career trajectories
creative industries, creative work, higher education, employability, careers
1363-9080
388-406
Ashton, Daniel
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Ashton, Daniel
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Ashton, Daniel (2015) Creative work careers: pathways and portfolios for the creative economy. [in special issue: Creative Graduate Pathways Within and Beyond the Creative Industries] Journal of Education and Work, 28 (4), 388-406. (doi:10.1080/13639080.2014.997685).

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This article examines the career opportunities, challenges and trajectories of creative work. As part of the Creative Trident approach to creative workforce measurements, the embedded mode draws attention to creative work as it is undertaken outside of the creative industries. This article further considers and conceptualises the complex careers pathways of creative workers. Firstly, creative workers in non-creative occupations in other industries are discussed to highlight the challenges and barriers to securing creative employment and the balance creative workers establish with other forms of employment. Secondly, students from creative courses going into non-creative occupations in other industries is discussed to highlight challenges students face in making the transition from higher education to creative employment in terms of workforce expectations and the competition amongst graduates. This article critically evaluates assumptions about transitions from education into creative work employment and associated career trajectories

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Accepted/In Press date: 9 December 2014
Published date: 20 February 2015
Additional Information: Published online on 20 February 2015 ahead of inclusion in a specific issue.
Keywords: creative industries, creative work, higher education, employability, careers
Organisations: Winchester School of Art

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Local EPrints ID: 375609
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/375609
ISSN: 1363-9080
PURE UUID: d5fcda96-0192-4fb5-9bb2-20d8bdd146e6
ORCID for Daniel Ashton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3120-1783

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Date deposited: 23 Jun 2015 09:17
Last modified: 17 Jul 2019 00:33

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