The Skills Chart produced by the Live Skills project interprets, identifies and documents trends and skills needs in the areas of Arts Management, Digital and New Technologies and Cultural Entrepreneurship, for professions related to the Audiovisual (AV) and Live Performances (LP) sub-sectors of the creative industries. 

In the UK, the skills listed below were identified as being in short supply despite there being a high market demand for professional competency in these areas.

In the video above, you can find out some suggestions given to young learners by Alan McCracken from AMV Productions, concerning the importance of networking and promoting their own skills in the film industry in Northern Ireland.

Skill gaps in Arts Management

  • Fund raising and grant writing
  • Project management
  • Arts financial management
  • Intellectual property and protection

Skill gaps in Digital and New Technologies

  • Understanding which new technologies are suitable for which purpose
  • Sound and lighting equipment and controls
  • Drone use
  • Specialized tools for the AV and LP sector (sound and video processing)

Skill gaps in Cultural Entrepreneurship

  • New business models
  • Crisis management
  • Networking and inter-cultural skills
  • Leadership and Empowerment
  • Financial and economic literacy