Creating future bridges: Theatre training models and enterprise skills in the digital age

Gattenhof, Sandra Jane (2016) Creating future bridges: Theatre training models and enterprise skills in the digital age. In Drame Australia Symposium: Looking forward, Looking back 2016, 30 September - 1 October 2016, Adelaide, S.A. (Unpublished)


Future workforce predictions indicate that 70% of young people will enter the workforce radically affected by automation (Foundation for Young Australians 2015, p. 4). So what might this mean for young people who see their career in drama and theatre? How might a case be made for the positioning of enterprise skills, especially problem solving, creativity and social intelligence, that are inherently part of the theatre-making process, to be recognised within this milieu? Using data interview gathered from past and present Queensland Theatre Company Youth Ensemble members this paper will articulate how young people see the value of arts engagement and training for their future contexts. The argument is refracted through Nicholson’s idea of the “politics of participation” (2011, p. 201) to interrogate theatre participation modes, aesthetic experience and possible sites of learning and/or training in the digital age.

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ID Code: 99789
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: enterprise skills, theatre training, young people, workforce transition, Queensland Theatre Company
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Author
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2016 23:57
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2016 17:20

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