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Anna is a director, playwright and acting tutor. She is Artistic Director of Without a Paddle Theatre.

How to master a monologue

When it's time for that acting audition, do you have your monologue prepared? Anna Jordan, director, playwright and acting tutor, offers 5 pieces of advice for mastering monologues.


Research work experience by investigating the organisations and big companies within your chosen industry.

How to find work experience

Work experience makes a difference to your career prospects, but can be difficult to find in the competitive creative sector. Sharon Walpole of Moving On magazine gives advice for getting relevant work experience.


Being a visual artist

Kristian Evju has successfully built a career as an artist. He is best known for his collectible pencil drawings. He shares his experience and offers 5 tips to fellow artists on improving their craft.


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.


Alastair Reid is the Managing director of Red Design.

Working in a design agency

Alastair Reid is Managing Director of Red Design. He discusses what work is done at his design agency, and what quality he looks for in new designers.


Working on a novel or creative writing project takes time. You can support yourself and develop your skills with other kinds of writing.

How to make money from writing

Chris Farnell is an author and freelance copywriter. He shared five ways to support yourself with freelance writing work, which you can fit around your own creative projects.


Work experience with a children’s media company

Amy Love, a cosplayer, vlogs about her work experience with children's media company Dog Ears


Carlo set up his own company to exploit a localised knowledge that the larger promotion companies did not have.

Working as a music promoter

Carlo Solazzo is head promoter and founder of Birmingham Promoters. He spoke about the challenges he faces, the key to a successful career and the role of the promoter in the music scene.


Getting started in the creative and cultural industries

In this animation, see advice from industry professionals being put into action as young people move towards working in the creative and cultural industries.


Live music is an essential element to musical theatre. Images: Britten Sinfonia

A musician in musical theatre

Live music is a key part of musical theatre. But tighter budgets can mean reduced band sizes, or even the automation of music altogether. 3 tips for breaking into musical theatre:


Cleveland Watkiss is a vocalist, actor and composer.

Creative collaboration

Storyteller Vayu Naidu and jazz vocalist Cleveland Watkiss have formed an unlikely pairing: 'Bhakti & The Blues', combining Indian stories with improvised vocal soundscapes.


Rhiannon Ellis is the Learning & Community Engagement Manager for Theatre Royal Wakefield.

Find your creative calling

Rhiannon Ellis began her creative career as a theatre director, and is now Learning & Community Engagement Manager for Theatre Royal Wakefield. She spoke to Creative Choices about how she changed her career to work with people and communities.


Tanya's work mixes heritage conservation with technical skill and artistic creativity.

An archaeological illustrator

As a specialist archaeological illustrator, Tanya Berks creates artistic reconstructions of archaeological sites, but also assists with land surveying, technical drawing, and conservation. She spoke about her career journey.


Understand how musicians can make money from the music industry.

Making money from music

A lot of people want to get into music, but very few understand how they'll be paid once they do. Knowing more about the money means you'll be better armed to take on the business on your own terms.


Web and graphic designer Seb Ahmad runs Studio Mogul.

Communicate your creativity

Do you ever feel like nobody understands you? Are you trying to get across creative ideas to a ‘non-creative’ colleague or employer? Five ways you can communicate your creativity, and build working relationships for a creative career.


Each instrument is made by one person from start to finish.

Making musical instruments

Mike Anderson founded Starfish Designs after making a traditional Scottish harp for his daughter. Now he sells instruments worldwide and spoke about how he achieved this business success.


The Singh Twins Amrit and Rabindra are internationally acclaimed contemporary British artists.

New ideas for traditional art

The Singh Twins create contemporary images using traditional Indian miniature painting techniques.


Guy Oliver Watts is a professional actor who started his career as a musician.

Dealing with illness on stage

It’s one of the nightmares for many actors: you’re due on stage for a big opening night, but you fall ill. How are you going to get through the show?


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.


Tord Boontje is Professor of the MA Design Products at the Royal College of Art.

Tord Boontje, product design

Tord Boontje is a hugely successful designer with an international reputation. Professor of the MA Design Products at the RCA, he has numerous awards for design work in lighting, glass, furniture and textiles.


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