Visual Arts


119 careers advice results in total for Visual Arts


Hannahs latest event is the Space Hopper Challenge!

Hannah Fiddy, flashmob producer

 10 March 2017

Hannah's organising of flashmobs started out as a hobby but due to the events popularity, it soon became her full time job! She explains how flashmobs can range from silent discos to wedding proposals and offers 3 top tips to anyone wanting to get into flashmobbing!


April Skipp, marketing and development intern

 23 November 2016

April joined Yorkshire Dance as their Marketing and Development Intern. She made such an impression on them that within a year, they had created a new position in the organisation for her and she is now the Marketing Officer. In 2016 she won the Creative & Cultural Skills Intern of the Year Award.


Jack Homer, technical arts student

 16 November 2016

As a student at South Essex College, Jack developed a passion for technical development and helping his fellow students. He is a shining example of how much a young person can achieve if supported and empowered and in 2016 was the winner of the Creative Choices Award.


Lindon Barr, dancer & choreographer

 8 September 2016

Lindon has been a dancer for artists such as Mariah Carey and Take That. He now works as the Head of Theatre School where he trained. Lindon explains more about his role and offers 3 tips for becoming a dancer.


Peter Vaillant, abstract artist

 7 September 2016

British abstract artist Peter Vaillant says that there is no worst aspect to his career and that he loves creating his artwork so much, he doesn't see it as a job. We spoke to him more about his role, how he became an abstract artist and how you can too.


Aisling Keavey, photographic artist

 24 August 2016

After finishing university with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Print and Time-based Media, Aisling now works as a freelance photographer and runs workshops on photographic practice. We asked Aisling more about her role and what tips she has for getting into photography.


Alison Jardine, painter

 24 August 2016

Born in Yorkshire, Alison now lives and works in Dallas, Texas making paintings with unusual media such as cement. She explains her career journey and offers tips on becoming a visual artist.


Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq on surviving in art

 5 May 2016

Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq's art focuses on being an Asian Muslim deaf woman living in a Western world, and explores how deafness and disability affects our lives. Here is the story of how she worked twice as hard to be on a par with her hearing peers and the advice she has for future artists.


Jason was commissioned by Parliament to create works for the exhibition 'The Beginnings of that Freedome’

Jason Wilsher-Mills, digital artist

 1 March 2016

Digital artist and painter Jason Wilsher-Mills creates works of art using an iPad, as well as more traditional methods. He talks about his journey, from drawing superheroes as a child to teaching and undergoing residencies – and how art liberated him when he became disabled.


Andrew Cochrane, programme coordinator for Shape

 22 February 2016

Andrew Cochrane is an artist and the programme coordinator for disability-led arts organisation Shape. He discusses his career journey and gives some pointers for getting into art.


Image: 2014. Photographer: James Mollison

Yinka Shonibare MBE on working in art

 14 February 2016

Yinka Shonibare MBE uses mixed media to explore ideas such as class, colonialism and culture. A prolific conceptual artist, he is perhaps most commonly known for his ship in a bottle, which occupied Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth. He spoke to us about life as an artist and the challenges facing the next generation.


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.


Jade Poole was presented with an Intern of the Year Award by Andrea De La Cruz from The Creative Society. (Image: James Fletcher)

Jade Poole, intern producer

 20 August 2015

Jade started out with Exim Dance Company on a paid internship as a producer, but within a year she was promoted all the way up to general manager. In 2015 she won the Creative & Cultural Skills Intern of the Year Award.


Cruze Foggo, apprentice scenic metalworker

 21 July 2015

Cruze started out studying a technical theatre course and working part time with metal in his family's business. After college, he was able to combine his love of theatre and metalwork by doing an apprenticeship as a scenic metalworker with The Royal Opera House.


Arts and culture interns

 18 March 2015

Steff Wills, Hayley Wayre, Natasha O’Dowd and Lizzie Minchener are paid interns for arts organisations in the Create Gloucestershire network. We asked them what they do as part of their internships in areas such as project management, fundraising and marketing.


“I wake up in the morning wanting to go to work and I know that so many people my age are not enjoying what they do.

Working in creative internships and apprenticeships

 10 March 2015

DanceEast, based at the Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich, is part of the Suffolk County Council Creative Employment Programme consortium. We met up with two apprentices and a marketing officer – who started as a paid intern – to talk about their experiences in the workplace so far.


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 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 tough to edit your own portfolio, as you may have emotional ties to images that don't add anything to your final selection.

7 tips for a photography career

 23 August 2013

How does a photographer make the leap from hobbyist to professional? Helen Thompson from photographers' agents Vue Represents has picked seven key tips for a fruitful photography career.


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