Skills and Training

Innovation and adaptation, including the move to digital, has been a feature of individual and organisational response to the pandemic across the arts and creative sector. 

Arts and Humanities research exploring this has exposed a need for wide-ranging skills development and training in the cultural sector to support future inclusion and accessibility and to ensure continued innovation. There is a need to build on technological advances made during COVID to support new ways of working and economic resilience, post-pandemic.

Researchers have also highlighted training needs and skills gaps in the public sector around data management to support and build public trust, in management of natural environments and public spaces to promote wellbeing, and in teaching critical thinking in education. Studies have developed principles to inform training in leadership designed to help build a fairer and more equitable cultural sector, and methods that can help healthcare staff to communicate more effectively.

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Arts and cultural sectors

Public sector and organisations