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Wool Matrix Rita Evans, performed at the Backstage Centre with Leslie Robinson & the Thurrock Knitters Circle. Photo: Rita Evans (2015)

Working in an art studio

 7 October 2015

Award-winning artist Rita Evans works where sculpture meets performance, but views drawing as the starting point. We spoke to her about how she developed her approach and what a typical day looks like for an artist in a studio.

4 tips for a career in museums

 21 September 2015

For a career in museums you need to have the right approach to professional development, says Charlotte Holmes from the Museums Association. She offers 4 key career tips for surviving and thriving in museums.

Salary and progression in graphic design

 8 September 2015

Interested in a graphic design career? This infographic created by Fifteen Design looks at typical salaries and progression routes, as well as giving key information and outlining desired skills and experience.

Being a project musician

 7 September 2015

Ed teaches people of all ages to sing, describing himself as "wildly passionate" about music. He explains how he became interested in community work as a profession and how Nina Simone was the person who got him into music.

Working in an arts and cultural organisation is all about finding creative solutions to problems.

5 reasons to choose a career in arts fundraising

 13 August 2015

Amanda Rigali runs Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, a national programme that develops fundraising skills and success across the arts and cultural sector. She explains how important fundraising is and how fun it can be as a career option.

How the arts can help you get into e-learning

 11 August 2015

Whether you’re fresh out of education or in the workforce, you're likely to have done some online learning. However, organisations are seeing a huge gap between their digital training content needs and in-house capabilities. With an average salary of above £40,000 a year according to the eLearning Guild, is it time to look into an e-learning career?

Becoming a music producer

 10 July 2015

Music producer Eric Lau started out studying business. When a personal tragedy changed his outlook on life, he found his passion in music. Read about how he ended up excelling in the music industry.

Working as a piano technician

 1 June 2015

Rolf Dragsta has been a piano tuner and technician for over 40 years. Here he shares some thoughts on the the profession, including why these skills are becoming increasingly sought after. You can also see him in action in this short film.

Journey into the design industry

 17 April 2015

What steps do you need to take for a design career? This infographic created by Fifteen Design tracks the journey, from leaving education to finding a first job in the design industry.

Although so much work is online, more traditional employers will still want to see a physical portfolio. (Image: Alex Rumford).

10 top tips for landing a creative job

 25 March 2015

The creative industries are booming and there are more jobs than ever, but competition is fierce. Give yourself the best chance of landing that dream job with these top ten tips from Pip Jamieson, founder of professional networking platform for the creative industries The Dots.

How to work in costume for screen

 28 January 2015

Gayle Playford is a costume workroom manager and head costume cutter for period drama on TV. Her work has been featured in the BBC Two adaptation of Wolf Hall, among many other screen productions. Here she offers six pieces of advice for a career in costume for screen.

A creative journey in stained glass

 1 January 2015

Daniel and Deborah Burke run Lightworks Stained Glass from a compact studio in the historic market town of Clitheroe. They shared their experiences of running and developing a creative industry business.

Interning in the arts

 14 November 2014

Amy Powell is an intern at Unlimited, a programme delivered by Shape and Artsadmin that celebrates the work of disabled artists. In this video she discusses how the internship has opened her eyes to the value of the arts and reflects on what it means to be part of a workplace.

6 ways to recover from a bad interview

 29 October 2014

Job interviews can be tough regardless of how qualified you are. If you find yourself let down after a bad job interview, these six tips from Shannon Norman of 1st Contact Umbrella can help restore your confidence and get you back in the game.

Gill's specialism is nuno feltmaking. She has developed the concept of including beloved family lace into wearable works of art.

Advice for a craft career

 8 October 2014

Gill Burbidge teaches fibrecraft and feltmaking, as well as selling her crafts commercially. She offers her thoughts on what it means to be a craftsperson and gives six pieces of advice for working in a craft career.

6 tips for being a gallery curator

 20 August 2014

Héloïse Parke is the curator of The Aram Gallery, one of London’s only non-commercial contemporary design galleries. She offers six pieces of advice for working as a gallery curator.

It’s worth thinking about the skills a course will teach you beyond the central subject. (Image: Jake Morley)

The basics of choosing a course

 18 July 2014

With thousands of different courses on offer in the UK, it can be hard to know where to start. Use this simple guide to get your search going.

However perfect a mentor looks on paper, you won’t get the most out of mentoring if you don’t have the right chemistry.

How to make the most of a mentor

 4 July 2014

How do you approach finding a mentor and then making sure you get the most from them? Mark Taylor from education and mentoring charity Brightside outlines what you should do for a successful mentoring relationship.

Stage lighting certainly isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ set-up and should be tailored to your performance genre.

Light up the stage with 4 basic principles

 19 June 2014

Between rigs, fresnels and gobos, stage lighting can seem endlessly complex to those of us starting out. We’d be lying if we said it was simple, but that doesn’t mean you need ‘expert’ status in order to effectively light a dramatic scene or performance.

Production companies simply don't have the means to fund the launch of new artists.

5 things musicians should know about production deals

 11 June 2014

Securing a production deal can feel like an exciting next step for any musician, but there are plenty of legal pitfalls that it's important to be aware of. Here are five key points that every musician should consider before they say yes to a production agreement.

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