195 Creative people in total for


Aliya Gulamani, Project and Communications Assistant

Aliya Gulamani is a Project and Communications Assistant at Spread the Word, London’s writer development agency. She loves having the opportunity to discover and nurture new writing talent, and working to improve accessibility and representation in the sector.


John Liddell, head of costume

John Liddell is the head of costume for Scottish Opera. In this short video clip he talks about the role of a costume maker and the choices people have to make for a costume career.


Hywel Pontin, Cyfarwyddwr

Hywel Pontin, Cyfarwyddwr, Canolfan Gelfyddydau Llantarnam Grange.


Heather Saunderson, technician

Heather is a technician at the Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling, Scotland. From scenery to lighting and sound, she is part of a team that makes sure live performances go technically to plan.


Paul Crockford, artist manager

Paul Crockford has been an artist manager for over 30 years and has also organised live events for the Prince's Trust.


Angharad Lee, Freelance Director Creative Agent

Angharad Lee, Freelance Director, Creative Agent with Arts Council Wales, Artistic Director of Leeway Productions and Lecturer at Trinity St David.


Corina Bona, puppeteer

Corina Bona has designed puppets, costumes and sets for stage plays, tours and a children's TV pilot. Her first job was as set designer for a circus company.


Bev Paskell, technician

Bev started out helping in an orchestra pit and got hooked on the technical side of music. She's now a full time technician.


Kevin Neville, scenic engineer

Kevin Neville is a scenic engineer for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Previously, he trained in agricultural engineering and blacksmithing.


Annie Rigby, resident director

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.


Helping visitors engage with the galleries is an important part of what a Gallery Learning Programmer does. Copyright: Geffrye Museum, Londo

Sarah Green, gallery learning programmer

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.


Kate Unwin, set and costume designer

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.


Seiso, Mpho, Letsebela and Wandile visited The Backstage Centre in Purfleet to help them learn best practice from other countries.

Technical production trainees in South Africa

Seiso, Mpho, Letsebela and Wandile are technical production trainees for the South African Roadies Association, which provides young people with training and employment skills for the music tech industry. They discussed their experiences of working and learning so far.


Sevra Davis and Rebecca Ford accepted the award on behalf of the team. Credit: James Fletcher

RSA Student Design Awards team

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.



Amy Bonsall, assistant director

Amy Bonsall studied for a postgraduate degree in theatre directing. She now freelances in the profession.


Mike Roberts, pyrotechnician

Mike Roberts went from disillusioned science teacher to pyrotechnician by starting up his own company.


Interesting and cultural objects capture the imagination of children and adults, and help to make learning fun. Image: The Horniman Museum,

Zoe Carmichael, community learning

Community Learning Officer, Zoe Carmichael, plans community programmes for families and young people at the Horniman Museum. She gives three ways to help you get involved in community learning.


Bob Christer, workshop organiser

Bob Christer designs and runs workshops with educational theatre company Speakeasy. He believes the key to getting into theatre is volunteering.


As a senior designer for London studio BERG, Alex handles visual branding and user experience design, and will often oversee the development

Alex Jarvis, user experience designer

Alex works at design consultancy and product design company BERG. His work mixes product and graphic design with user experience work.


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