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Bluecoat to host a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Fellow.

Bluecoat is delighted to announce that it is one of 50 arts organisations to be funded to host a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Fellow. 

As part of a programme to get more people from low socio-economic backgrounds into cultural careers, we will be soon be releasing details of an Assistant Creative Producer role who will lead on developing a new strand in our exhibitions programme. 

Be the first to find out more about the role by signing up here

Even before the pandemic wreaked havoc on career prospects in the arts, those from middle-class backgrounds were 2.5 times more likely to end up in creative occupations than their working-class peers. This is a situation which has not improved since records began in 2014. Social mobility is a greater issue in the cultural sector and wider creative industries than across the economy as a whole. The wider creative industries have created over 300,000 jobs over the past five years, yet the number of creative workers from working-class backgrounds has increased by just 33,000. Just as with the impact of the 2008 financial crisis, it is expected that those who are already finding it difficult to make their way in the arts will be the worst hit by the impact of covid-19.

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