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Damian Cranney started up the Belfast consultancy Frank Design on his own. He spoke about what it takes start, and sustain, a creative business.
Creative nonfiction is a relatively new literary genre. Though its popularity is growing, as is the critical respect afforded to it. Author John Osborne spoke about his work.
How do you use the Meisner Technique in acting? Head Tutor at The Actors' Temple, Tom Radcliffe, introduces the key teachings to help actors enhance their creativity.
Alison Baverstock has written books on being a writer and how to find a job in both publishing and heritage. Having worked in a variety of creative jobs, she shared 10 pieces of advice for any creative career.
Rachel McKnight is a Belfast-based jewellery maker. She discusses the challenges of striking out on your own, and offers advice for makers just starting out.
Philip Bateman is a musical director and singing coach. He has worked on West End shows like Billy Elliot and Our House. He spoke about how he built his career in musical theatre.
Chris Greenwood spoke about his career path from DJ to club promoter to marketing and running festivals.
Dan Large's career in lighting has seen him travel the world, working with famous actors and directors. He illuminates his career journey and gives top tips for working in the lighting industry.
Rob Lloyd's journey into technical management started with him doing "bottom of the pile" work in theatre, but evolved into roles with much greater responsibility as he rapidly gained new skills. He eventually sidestepped into the music industry. Read more about his career.
Since the age of 15, Maggie Pedley has wanted to work in a museum. She worked at a number of local authority museums before becoming manager of the Bradford Industrial Museum.
Belleruche is a band that performs 'Turntable Soul' music. Comprised of Kathrin DeBoer, Ricky Fabulous and DJ Modest, they have several albums with independent label Tru Thoughts.
Libraries have to provide activities and services to encourage people to use libraries in different ways. Outreach activities go out into the community, encouraging people to become library users.
Andy Field is co-director of Forest Fringe, an independent mini-festival that takes place during the Edinburgh Fringe. He spoke to Creative Choices about striking out on your own.
Jon Burgerman is a professional doodler for big-name brands like Coke, Pepsi and Nike. He describes slowly getting noticed and the importance of embracing the digital world even if you work in traditional media.
Hennie Haworth is a freelance illustrator. She has worked with many major brands, including Waitrose and Vodafone. She shared six pieces of advice for illustrators starting out.
Simon McFarlane runs a web design business, building bespoke websites for diverse clients. His career path evolved over the years, but his early track record as a technology trainer proved invaluable.
Ivy Paige has blazed one of the more eye-catching trails on the fringe of the performing arts. Her acclaimed stage-show ‘Scandalous!’ mixes stand-up comedy, storytelling, songs, and a little striptease in the unmistakable tradition of burlesque.
Looking to work with artists? An artist’s agent and artist’s producer describe how they developed their careers representing visual artists and helping them to promote, sell or exhibit their work.
Peckham Space is a public gallery in South East London. Dedicated to commissioning artworks made in partnership with local residents, community groups and schools, it aims to increase public access and participation in contemporary art.
After years of running craft workshops, Momtaz Begum-Hossain decided to publish a guide to creating Bollywood-inspired accessories and decor. She described the process of getting her ideas into print.
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