Many of today’s musicians, producers and DJs build a varied ‘portfolio’ career combining performance, teaching, and a range of other music and non-music activities.
Héloïse Parke is the curator of The Aram Gallery, one of London’s only non-commercial contemporary design galleries. She offers six pieces of advice for working as a gallery curator.
Tracey Baldock-Yaxley works in a public library serving the market town of North Walsham, Norfolk. She spends part of her time on a mobile library, visiting small villages and remote areas.
How do you approach finding a mentor and then making sure you get the most from them? Mark Taylor from education and mentoring charity Brightside outlines what you should do for a successful mentoring relationship.
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.
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.
Staying at the same organisation for a long period of time can result in your skills stagnating. Suzanne Rolt told Creative Choices how she ensures continuing professional development as director of St George's music venue.
Keith Gray is an award-winning writer of books for teenagers and the Scottish Book Trust's first Virtual Writer-in-Residence. Keith shared some useful hints for aspiring authors.
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.
Performing artist Carol Leeming mentors young vocalist Mellow Baku. They spoke to Creative Choices about how the mentoring relationship benefits both of them.
Actress Jodie Whittaker has worked with Peter O'Toole, Viggo Mortensen and Cillian Murphy. Graduating the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she has worked in cinema, theatre and television.
How can a musician get signed to a record label? Marcus Taylor, founder of TheMusiciansGuide.co.uk, shares his insight into how you can approach a label.
Dawn Thomas-Mondo runs Marigold Costumes in Cardiff, the largest company of its kind in Wales. She told us about how she got started, and running her creative business.
Mark Peasley is an area manager with Devon Libraries. There are 50 libraries in the county. Mark manages ten of them spread across south Devon.
Hedgehog lab is a global software consultancy that specializes in multi-platform software and connected device innovation. We spoke to Laura, Emily and Caitlin in the User Experience Research (UX Research) team about how they got into the industry and their work on the team.
Melissa Cole is an artist blacksmith, who designs and makes products from metal using traditional blacksmithing techniques.
Mark Thompson is the records manager at the British Red Cross. He is responsible for all records that need to be retained for legal or business reasons.
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.
Steve Mayo is the Head of Sound for Barbican Theatres. He spoke about how he got the training and experience to build his career in theatre, and how he keeps the passion for his work.
Gail Kelly lives in the countryside in Northern Ireland. By choosing the right trade fairs for her print-making business, she has ensured ongoing orders with buyers in the UK and Ireland.
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