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Getting taken on by a gallery happens through networking, word of mouth, introduction, or having seen the work of an artist.

How to get your art exhibited

There are many avenues for an artist to pursue in order to get work exhibited. Much depends on your career to-date, the nature of the work you make, and the area in which you live.


Claire Fower is Chatsworth's Education Officer.

Education officer, Chatsworth

Claire Fowler is Education Officer at Chatsworth, a historic estate in the Peak District, and the Bolton Abbey estate in North Yorkshire. The landscapes vary greatly: from the stately home collection, to a garden, park, moorland, river and farmyard.


4 tips for a career in museums

For a career in museums you need to have the right approach to professional development, says Charlotte Holmes from the Museums Association. She offers 4 key career tips for surviving and thriving in museums.


The legal profession relies on up-to-date and accurate information to research and prepare cases.

Working as a legal librarian

Helen Marshall works in the knowledge and information team at the law firm Harvey Ingram LLP. 400 staff are spread across the head office in Leicester and the four other offices in the Midlands.


Karina Thompson enjoyed experimenting with equipment provided by VSM.

Craft partnered with business

Craftspace is a craft development organisation which built an unusual relationship with household sewing machine manufacturer and distributor VSM (UK) Ltd.


Working in voiceover

Guy Harris is a UK-based voiceover artist who has been a voice for Apple adverts and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. He shares his insights into the voiceover industry and how to get involved.


Pauline Hadaway enjoys the challenges of leading an arts organisation.

Artist and arts manager

Pauline Hadaway is an arts manager Starting out as a working artist, she moved into management and is currently the director of the Belfast Exposed art gallery.


Tony's biggest rocking horse is 16ft high and 24ft long - it took a year to make!

Making rocking horses

Tony Dew wanted to work with wood. But he didn’t just want to accept any kind of wood work, so it was rocking horses or nothing. Find out what attracted him to revive an old craft.


Working as a music agent

Naomi Palmer works at the Elastic Artists agency and represents DJs Gilles Peterson and Theo Parrish. She spoke about getting into artist representation and building a career as a music agent.


Theatre education practitioner

Alice Barclay is a Globe Education Practitioner. She spoke about her role at the theatre, her career journey so far and gives three tips for others looking to get into the industry.


Riz Ahmed, musician and actor

Riz Ahmed has built a creative career as an actor, rapper and writer. With leading roles in The Road to Guantanamo and Four Lions, and the musical alter-ego 'Riz MC', he spoke about pursuing multiple creative interests.


Jen Davies is part of the Creative Glass Guild in Bristol.

Surviving as a glass artist

Jen Davies is part of the Creative Glass Guild in Bristol. She spoke to Choices about her work as a glass artist, and how a creative business can survive in tough times.


'Diversification is necessary for survival'

How to diversify your writing

In a world where nothing seems certain, diversification is necessary for survival. And in the creative industries, ‘slashers’ are rife: actor/writer, producer/director, teacher/playwright.


John Armitage has toured with hundreds of music bands.

Guitar technician

"Deptford John" Armitage has worked as a guitar technician for a variety of big-name music acts. He spoke to Creative Choices about his career in music, and why he enjoys working backstage.


Patrick Neate is a novelist, critic, scriptwriter and poet.

Award-winning novelist

Patrick Neate won a Betty Trask Award for his first novel ‘Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko’. A year later, he won a Whitbread Award for ‘Twelve Bar Blues’.


A stage manager is also responsible for sourcing all of the props and furniture that are in the shows.

Get into stage management

The role of stage manager is a busy and challenging one. Laura Flowers was Resident Stage Manager at the Almeida Theatre, and explains how she got into stage management.


The physical experience of reading your book is important to bear in mind if you are self-publishing. Image: User Design

10 tips for better book designs

There are many parts, processes and people involved in the production of a book. Successful and open-minded relationships between clients, designers and editors are essential. Book designer Thomas Bohm of User Design shared 10 tips for improving your book design.


How to price your jewellery

In this video from Mastered, Judy Head, a jewellery industry expert with over 30 years' experience working in the trade, shares her expertise on how to price your work.


Colour after Klein, The Barbican, 2005

Senior curator at The Barbican

Jane Alison is Senior Curator at The Barbican, where she has worked for 25 years. Her work includes organising exhibitions and events, editing catalogues and managing a core exhibitions team of 12.


Some of Charlie's works include award-winning sketch group 'Lady Garden'.

A comedy producer’s career

Charlie Hanson is an award-winning comedy producer whose work includes Birds of a Feather, Desmonds, The Harry Hill Show and Extras. He spoke about following a career in production.


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