We undertook a focused research to better understand the skills gaps and shortages across the audiovisual and live performance sectors in Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and the UK; identify the common trends and differences; engage with the industry to find out the new skills the market is looking for; and ensure we are building training programmes which are meeting the real needs of the sector.

Over the course of four months, we reviewed existing literature, organised focus groups and interviews across the four countries and run an online workforce survey to define which are the key skills needed or missing in the sector. We have broadly engaged with more than 250 experts and practitioners including employers and organisations representing the cultural and creative sector as well targeted professionals from the live performance and audiovisual sector. 

Research provided valuable insights into emerging skills gaps and shortages in the sector and its findings will be used to inform the development of the new curricula.

It resulted in 4 concrete outcomes:

  • A compilation of the key skills gaps in the broader areas of Arts Management, Digital and New Technologies and Cultural Entrepreneurship in the form of a Skills Chart
  • A policy recommendations report
  • A collection of practices in the Cultural and Creative Sectors in Europe 
  • A final research report

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