Looking-Out is a major research project undertaken by the Art Design Media Subject Centre (ADM-HEA) and supported the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). It arose from recommendations in the Creative Britain: New Talents for a New Economy strategy paper published in February 2008. In the light of growing recognition of the valuable contribution our Creative and Cultural Industries make to the UK economy Looking-Out focuses on levels of engagement between art design and media higher education (Arts HE) and individuals businesses and organisations in creative and cultural sectors (Creative Industries).
In addition to the recommendations and the report itself this report includes: A wide ranging literature review across the private and public sectors which informed the following enquiries: A survey of Arts HE departments to determine their size and the range of courses they offer a survey asking teacher practitioners who work as teachers to identify the proportion of their time spent on teaching and in their 'professional' role and ten semi-structured group interviews with 122 participants the results of all of which are in this report. Finally there are case studies on a range of engagements between Arts HE and creative industry businesses organisations and individuals