Creative labour and graduate outcomes : Implications for higher education and cultural policy

Bridgstock, Ruth S. & Cunningham, Stuart D. (2016) Creative labour and graduate outcomes : Implications for higher education and cultural policy. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 22(1), pp. 10-26.

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One of the principal ways that cultural and higher education policy and practice intersect is over a shared concern with the supply of talent and its employability and career sustainability. This article considers the multidisciplinary contributions to these debates, and then engages with these debates by drawing upon research from analyses of national Census data, and via granular empirical survey research into Australian creative arts graduates’ initial career trajectories. In so doing, it seeks to paint a more nuanced picture of graduate outcomes, the significance of creative skills and by extension creative education and training, and the various kinds of value that creative graduates add through their work. This evidence should assist in a closer affinity between the differing approaches to creative labour and the creative economy, and has implications for cultural and higher education policy.

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ID Code: 83086
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Special Issue: Beyond the Campus: Higher Education, Cultural Policy and the Creative Economy - Guest Editors Abigail Gilmore and Roberta Comunian
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Keywords: creative industries, creative labour, higher education, graduate outcomes, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2015.1101086
ISSN: 1477-2833
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: © 2015 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in International Journal of Cultural Policy, 12 November 2015,
Deposited On: 02 Apr 2015 00:43
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:48

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