BA Hons Broadcast Media and Popular Culture
PRINCE 2: Practitioner
Faye has worked across the UK Creative Industries for 12 years and is currently undertaking her PhD by Research at University of South Wales.
Faye has worked for and with outstanding organisations and has previously managed learning, awards and events for BAFTA Cymru, acted as Interim Director for Creative Skillset Cymru as well as lecturing on events management and delivery at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, prestigious Arts Management MA course.
Faye is founder and Director of Our Colab Creative Industries Consultancy. She has designed and delivered a range of projects and training solutions and more recently, has developed programmes to improve access to creative screen industries employment and training in Wales and across the UK. Clients include BFI, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Skillset, NextGen Skills Academy and Ffilm Cymru Wales.
Faye works across high level partnerships with industry and education and is a PRINCE 2 Practitioner. Faye has 18 years’ knowledge and expertise in both public and private sector business, project management and funding.
Talent Development in Welsh Screen Industries
Talent and talent development are terms which have become ubiquitous across creative industries. They refer to a very broad cross section of the workforce, which have become increasingly visible to researchers and policy makers over the past twenty years.
My research examines screen industries talent development and creative labour in the context of Wales as a small nation. It focuses on the impact of policy developments for creative industries as a priority sector and key contributor to economic growth. Fundamentally, it considers access to Wales’ creative screen industries as well as the role of higher education in developing creative screen talent in Wales. The Welsh experience is set in context through comparison with another small nation in Europe, namely Denmark.
The study involves a mixed-methods approach, including qualitative interviews, analysis of existing policy and industry documentation and statistics as well as desk-based and ethnographic research to detail the triangulated perspectives of industry, education and workforce.
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