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Preparing for portfolio careers in Australian music : setting a research agenda

Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh , Bennett, Dawn , Bridgstock, Ruth S., Draper, Paul , Harrison, Scott , & Schippers, Huib (2012) Preparing for portfolio careers in Australian music : setting a research agenda. Australian Journal of Music Education, pp. 32-41.

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    Abstract

    In the twenty-first century, Australian musicians increasingly maintain ‘portfolio’ careers, in which they combine diverse employment arrangements and activities. Often, these incorporate industry sectors outside of music. This career pattern is widespread but not well understood, largely because of the limitations of existing research. The lack of knowledge about musicians’ work and careers means that Australia currently may not provide appropriate and effective policy, funding, initial training and continuing career support across the diverse music sector. This article discusses existing research relating to the careers and skilling needs of musicians in Australia, and outlines a targeted agenda for further research that has the potential to inform stronger alignment between the requirements of building sustainable music careers and musicians’ education and training.

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    ID Code: 54873
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Keywords: musicians, career development, music education, portfolio career, graduate attributes
    ISSN: 0004-9484
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Composition (190406)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Performance (190407)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
    Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australian Society for Music Education
    Deposited On: 20 Nov 2012 09:33
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2013 04:50

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