News Employability & Enterprise, a briefing paper published by the Cultural Learning Alliance and The Edge Foundation
The Cultural Learning Alliance together with The Edge Foundation, an independent education charity, have published an Employability & Enterprise briefing paper which sets out why the arts make us more employable, and why the creative industries are our international economic life-raft.
The briefing sets out how studying arts subjects makes young people work ready and employable, and why the UK economy needs the creative industries, which provide one in eleven UK jobs, to thrive post-Brexit.
Signposting Lord Baker (2016) and his description of 'The Fourth Industrial Revolution', Alice Barnard, Chief Executive, The Edge Foundation, states that this will have: 'an impact like none other because automation and artificial intelligence will lead to a significant reshaping of the labour market and a loss of employment in traditional areas....If we are to stay ahead of the ‘rise of the robots’, we need to develop a new generation of creative, resilient team players who think, question and collaborate. Studying the arts is an essential part of that process.'