Young People’s Transitions into Creative Work: Navigating Challenges and Opportunities

This new co-authored book has just been published and can be found here.

Based on original research the book explores how formal and informal education initiatives and training systems in the US, UK and Australia seek to achieve a socially diverse workforce, offering a series of detailed case studies to reveal the initiative and ingenuity shown by today’s young people as they navigate entry into creative fields of work.

Young People’s Journeys into Creative Work acknowledges the new and diverse challenges faced by today’s youth as they look to enter employment. Chapters trace the rise of indie work, aspirational labour, economic precarity, and the disruptive effects of digital technologies, to illustrate the oinventive ways in which youth from varied socio-economic and cultural backgrounds enter into work in film, games production, music, and the visual arts. From hip-hop to new media arts, the text explores how opportunities for creative work have multiplied in recent years as digital technologies open new markets, new scenes, and new opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovation.

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