The Future of Work

Current project

This panel discussion has been postponed due to the UCU strike taking place on the 1st December. The event will be rescheduled for February 2022. If you would like to attend in-person or online please sign up to our newsletter to receive news of when the rescheduled event will take place.

A hybrid live-online panel discussion that interrogates what working in the creative sector might look like in the next 3 to 5 years

Join Artquest with writer Louise Buck and guests as they discuss the future of work in the creative industries. This is a hybrid event, and you are welcome to join us in person from 6pm or online from 6.30pm.

In the context of Brexit, COVID-19 and the climate crisis, we ask what working in the creative sector might look like in the next 3 to 5 years. Informed by Artquest’s recently completed AWP Hybrid Internships pilot programme, the panel will discuss how we can shift our working practices to more flexible and inclusive models that promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the arts.

Those taking part in AWP Hybrid Internships receive a role paid above the London Living Wage, a defined job description, induction and orientation, the support from a mentor, 5 days of paid annual leave, a mid-term progress review, an exit interview, and a professional reference.

The Sutton Trust’s 2018 report revealed that 86% of internships in the creative sector are unpaid. It’s increasingly hard for young people who don’t come from relatively wealthy backgrounds and social connections to get a foothold in the creative industries.

The panel will discuss how to increase access and create equity in the arts.