Discussions on Creative Careers - Report

Discussing Creative Careers is a report by LEAN from August 20202, which provides a snapshot of views held by young people, teaching staff, careers leads and by those working within creative organisations.

Discussing Creative Careers is a report by LEAN from August 20202, which provides a snapshot of views held by young people, teaching staff, careers leads and by those working within creative organisations on

  • how the creative industries are perceived 

  • the role of schools in promoting careers 

  • work experience and placement opportunities in the creative industries  

  • creative development opportunities that are led by creative organisations outside of the school setting.  

The information in this report is taken from interviews and consultation sessions, with supporting evidence from news articles, reports and policy guidance documents. 

It is hoped this document can be used as the basis for further discussion and potentially feed into the development of new ways of working to support the promotion of careers in the creative industries. Hopefully, the information in the report may also help to shape future programming decisions and fundraising attempts.