MakingItWork: Pathways Toward Sustainable Cultural Careers

WorkInCulture presents 'MakingItWork: Pathways Toward Sustainable Cultural Careers': an in-depth labour market study of Ontario’s arts, cultural industries, museums, heritage and library sectors.

WorkInCulture's vision is an Ontario cultural sector that is globally competitive, innovative and recognized as an important contributor to the economic and social well-being of the province. They aim to support the people who work in the cultural sector through life-long career development and entrepreneurial and business skills training.

MakingItWork’s findings demonstrate the culture sector’s vital need for relevant support programs and services and for labour market information specific to the culture sector. Individual artists and entrepreneurs as well as organizations of all sizes rely on external resources and guidance when it comes to navigating human resource issues - career development strategies and accessible, relevant and affordable skills and training programming. The report covers many broad sector-wide issues and challenges, and it makes recommendations to address these challenges. The following recommendations are geared towards the core areas that the sector’s stakeholders can realistically explore and tackle. Acting on these recommendations would involve collaboration between sector partners – expanding on connections that are already in place and, in other cases, forging new ones. An overall recommendation is for WorkInCulture to share the key findings of this report widely so that other stakeholders can leverage the data for their own needs and to continue to develop and provide relevant labour market information that can be useful to communities.

Click the image below for the 103 page study on Pathways Toward Sustainable Cultural Careers in Ontario.