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ERIC Number: EJ1062796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
The Careers of Fine Artists and the Embedded Creative
Carey, Charlotte
Journal of Education and Work, v28 n4 p407-421 2015
While there is a growing body of scholarship on the creative industries and on the career trajectories of graduates from creative industries programmes, there has to date only been a limited amount of research that examines in detail, the careers of fine arts graduates. Fine art is arguably the least "vocational" of creative disciplines, in that there are relatively few employers that seek to employ fine artists as fine artists. If fine arts graduates are not employed in their chosen field--that is, in the "Creative Trident" terminology, in a core creative occupation--how do their careers parallel or differ from those of other creative graduates? Do they find employment as "embedded creatives", using or applying their experience and practice in sectors beyond the core creative industries, or as "support workers", enabling and facilitating the creative work of others? Do they experience portfolio careers? And how do their artistic training and attitudes to creativity affect their working relationships and experiences? This article draws on rich qualitative data about the experiences of a small group of graduates (including the author) who all graduated from the same course at the same institution in the UK in 1994, to provide some insights into the career paths and trajectories of a sample of fine arts graduates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom