Karriären efter debuten: betydelsen av karriärsekvenser och berättelser

Tidsperiod: 2019-01-01 till 2021-12-31

Projektledare: Henrik Fürst

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet

Bidragstyp: Bidrag för anställning eller stipendier

Budget: 3 150 000 SEK

Artists in the culture producing industries are freelance workers who move between projects and temporary employments. A multitude of artists want to be engaged in the creative industries, but few have a continued career after their debut. Why do some artists have a continued career and others have not? An answer to this question would shed light on key workings of creative industries. In the end, the cultural goods produced and offered in society depend on why some artists and not others achieve a continued career.Focusing on literary careers, the study contributes to research on creative industries, freelance careers, and labor markets. The project draws on the strengths of both quantitative and qualitative methods. Through statistical analysis, sequential career data is analyzed to identify and explain typical career patterns. Analyzing writers’ stories about their own career sequences may show how writers enact and create their literary careers through these stories. The research should demonstrate how career sequences are structurally patterned and how people act and react to these sequences to shape their future courses of action in their careers.In the first and second year, the database is constructed, interviews carried out, the preliminary analysis made, and papers presented in research group seminars. In the second and third year, results are presented in papers at conferences and seminars and submitted to journals.