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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.


Nervous before a networking event? Good!

 14 November 2014

Don't let nerves hold you back from making a splash at a networking event. Networking expert Darryl Howes provides a game plan for thinking differently about networking and channeling nerves so that they work for, not against, you.


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