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Sayan Kent's play 'Another Paradise' was staged by Kali Theatre and taken to the Edinburgh Fringe festival. Image: Kali Theatre

Taking a play to the Fringe

Sayan Kent describes how Kali Theatre Company helped bring her play to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the support they provide for Asian women playwrights.


The role of a career coach is to help you figure out exactly what you want to do as a career.

Could a career coach help you?

Whether you’re pursuing a creative career, or just new to the job-seeking world and don't know where to start, you may want to consider getting a little outside help.


Vocalist Mellow Baku (r) has benefited from her mentoring relationship with Performing artist Carol Leeming (l).

My music mentor

Performing artist Carol Leeming mentors young vocalist Mellow Baku. They spoke to Creative Choices about how the mentoring relationship benefits both of them.


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.


Curator Cecilia Wee shares how the term 'curator' is being redefined and how she curates a show. Image: Cecilia Wee.

Being an independent curator

Independent curator Cecilia Wee challenges the term 'curator', giving insight into this changing position along with 5 tips for independent curating.


Trevor Duncan’s students often go on to enjoy success in the design industry.

Studying 3D design

Trevor Duncan is head of Three Dimensional Design at Northumbria University. He has his own consultancy and professional practice and his clients have included the V&A, British Airways, Alessi and Wedgewood.


Build up your skills as much as possible while you look for opportunities. Image: Matt Smith, Royal Opera House

7 tips for a fashion career

The fashion industry is highly competitive, and it can be hard to succeed without determination and forward-planning.


Francis' untitled work appeared in the Awnings installation 'Distance & Proximity'.

Philomena Francis, artist

The work of artist Philomena Francis stretches and alters over time. Her images, created using treacle piped directly onto walls, drip to form sticky puddles on the gallery floor.


On a crowded day, the help front of house staff offer can be a key influence on visitors' experience. Image © Peter Cook.

5 tips for gallery staff

Working ‘front of house’ in a gallery covers everything visitors see. Louise Emberson, Visitor Services Manager at Woking's Lightbox gallery, shared five tips for creating great visitor experiences.


An associate lighting designer

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.


Sook-Kyung Lee, Curator at Tate Liverpool. Photography by Roger Sinek.

Curator at Tate Liverpool

Sook-Kyung Lee is a curator at Tate Liverpool. She combines the academic approach of a traditional museum curator with a remit to bring what is often quite demanding work to a wide audience.


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.


Becoming a workshop apprentice

After doing his A-levels, Will Lander's aim was to study politics at university – but he had a change of heart. He gained some experience in a jewellery business, and was accepted onto a prestigious apprenticeship in a jewellery workshop.


Nick uses brainstorming and numerous Post-it Notes, which encourage brevity and clarity.

Brand strategy & design career

Nick Eagleton is a Creative Director for The Partners, a brand strategy and design company with a multitude of industry awards. Nick leads a team that helps organisations create a unique identity.


Maya organises the event, liaises with performers, finds sound equipment, and makes sure everything is going to work.

Running a creative event

Maya Levy is an actor, singer-songwriter and pianist. She is also artistic director of the Open Arts Café evenings, where artists present original work to a supportive audience.


Activities in libraries vary as much as the communities they serve.

Libraries in the community

"Libraries have always been places where people come to find information. We see ourselves as being at the heart of local communities." Mark Peasley, Area Manager with Devon Libraries.


Being a Marketing and Sales Officer

Lauren Forde is the Marketing and Sales Officer at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. She explains why her role is important to the theatre, what skills are needed for the work and how you can get into a marketing career.


Branding consultant, Damian Cranney started up his own design business.

Five tips for design students

Branding consultant Damian Cranney started up his own design business, Frank Design. He gave five pieces of advice for anyone starting out.


Moving forward from a creative apprenticeship

As part of their Curious Futures work, Curious Minds put this animation together where industry professionals gave their advice about how young people can move forward from a creative apprenticeship and look for other opportunities in the creative and cultural sector.


The world of theatre contains a very wide range of careers aside from acting. (Image: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

Getting started with theatre

Susan Elkin is the author of 'So You Want To Work In Theatre?’ – a guide for young people who want to work in the theatre world. She shared five pieces of advice about careers in theatre.


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