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For years Amy believed that she needed to be good at drawing to succeed as a jewellery maker. Then an evening class gave her confidence, and she began to turn a hobby into a career.
Ed Cooper, from London, is a stage electrician. Trained in stage management, he has worked on several West End musical theatre shows.
Hanna is a dramaturg at Tinderbox Theatre Company in Northern Ireland. She makes sure the various elements of a show communicate the director and designers' vision effectively.
While working in telesales, Peter discovered an interest in how people used their voices. He is now an established voice coach.
Annie Rigby is resident director at Northern Stage. After studying English, she spent time temping in an arts centre finance department before getting her big break.
Scott Treeby discusses being a live events apprentice at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
Wandsworth Museum had been renovated, and was just due to re-open to the public when Ashanti joined the team as a Cultural Heritage Venue Operations apprentice.
Graham Coatman works as a composer, musical director and pianist. He also lectures and is artistic director of a music festival.
After teaching herself the skills she needed, Jill set up Stone Rose Jewellery. Her business has been featured in Vogue magazine.
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!
After finding it difficult to access information about careers in event production, Dan set up a company to help future generations.
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.
With her college graduation approaching, Marissa saw the perfect opportunity to start applying for apprenticeships. She explains how she landed a role through the Creative Employment Programme and how being an apprentice has helped her become more passionate about the future.
Emma Turpin set up her own jewellery brand after graduating with a degree in Jewellery. As well as designing her collections, she works at a gallery as an assistant jeweller.
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.
As artistic director of Fluid Motion Theatre Company, Leigh Johnstone makes sure the theatre the company creates reflects its aims.
At IDEO, Lydia works with a range of designers to find out what people want and need from experiences such as air travel.
Kate Unwin is a freelance set and costume designer. Her work is split between home, where she designs, and the theatres where her designs are built.
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.
Kid starting singing in a vocal group with a couple of friends and is now an established DJ and promoter.
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