5,000 new jobs in culture and creative industries 12/5/2009

The Government has announced plans to create between five and ten thousand new jobs for young people in the culture and creative industries sectors.  Cultural organisations, third sector groups and local authorities will be able to bid for a share of the £1.1bn Future Jobs Fund announced in the Budget to create new, innovative jobs.  DCMS is already working with key stakeholders in the cultural sector to put together partnerships that include NMDC members, music and arts leaders, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and many others.  

Funding of up to £6,500 per job is available for the creation of extra jobs of at least 25 hours a week for 6 months - for long term unemployed young people or in unemployment hotspots.  Organisations can visit the Future Jobs Fund websiteto express interest in bidding for jobs.

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