208 Creative people in total
Simon runs Crew Class training courses, which provide training and advice to people entering the events and entertainment industry.
Oliver is an electrician by training, but his love of theatre led him to a career at The Crescent Arts Centre. Oliver takes care of sound, lighting and sets for a broad range of the centre’s clients.
Simon works for a global digital marketing agency. He got into account management through a graduate scheme, offering him a structured introduction to his career.
Ellie is a Sound Engineer and works as both an in-house Venue Technician and a Front of House Engineer. She spoke to Creative Choices about how she originally wanted to be a classical French horn player, but instead chose to take her music career down a different path.
Catherine set up her jewellery sales company, Corazon Latino, after bringing back a number of handmade designs from Mexico. The company works with designers from all over the world.
Ceurywn Humphreys talks about learning events management as an apprentice with It’s my Shout Productions.
Ellie Zeegen is co-founder and artistic director of the Actors' Temple, a training centre and drama school for performers.
Chris studied lighting design. Now he makes sure the light shines favourably on West End musical Billy Elliot.
The RSA Student Design Awards have been running for 93 years, helping young designers develop their skills and gain employment. In 2017 the team behind the programme were awarded the Creative & Cultural Skills Design Skills Award.
Dan Twine is the managing director of a video production company and works in a range of film and television roles on the side. He talks about how he got there, from filming stunts with his friends as a teenager to landing production contracts with big-name clients.
Lucie drew on years of experience in publications, marketing and design to launch her own agency. She works solely with charities, doing branding, campaigns and merchandise for print and online.
What does an internship in preventative conservation look like? We heard from Rachael Garrett who was employed through the Northern Ireland Creative Employment with the National Trust.
Stage manager Josh has worked at the O2 Academy Brixton for 21 years, but his history of backstage work goes back even further. He told us about his career, from touring with Motörhead to applying farming skills to festival work, and gave 3 tips for becoming a stage manager.
Tim had a wealth of experience as a director, writer and editor before he took on the role of creative producer intern at Project Phakama. He talks about getting trained up in backstage arts and offers advice for people who want to work their way into an arts career.
Sarah mixed her passion for working with children with learning in a gallery. She shares the moment that she knew that heritage learning was the right career for her.
Deptford John has been a guitar technician for over 30 years, looking after bands' gear and instruments and teaching others how to run a tour.
Mark is a freelance musical director, with both TV and stage credits on his CV. He is also a musical arranger, composer, and vocal coach.
Paul Crockford has been an artist manager for over 30 years and has also organised live events for the Prince's Trust.
Glenn Hazard, David Bath and Kate Townley are apprentices in the Create Gloucestershire network, which has over 100 members from across the local arts and cultural sector. They discuss how they got started as apprentices, where they want to go next and offer some tips.
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.
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