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Items from Diana's collection are stocked in over 40 shops and galleries throughout the UK.

Working in jewellery design

Diana Porter runs a successful jewellery business from her shop and workroom in Bristol. She describes how she got started in jewellery design and challenges of running a jewellery business.


Jude Kelly is the artistic director of the Southbank (photo credit Matt Faber PA)

Jude Kelly, Southbank

The career of Jude Kelly has spanned over thirty years. Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Southbank, she has become one of the most respected figures in the British arts scene.


Jimmy Milliken is the volunteer co-ordinator at the National Trust.

Working at Giant’s Causeway

National Trust volunteer co-ordinator Jimmy Milliken talks about his job, and reveals the mythical origin of a heritage site in Northern Ireland.


St George's Bristol is a concert hall and recording studios.

Directing an arts organisation

Starting as promotions coordinator for St George's in Bristol, Suzanne Rolt is now director of the music venue. She describes how she built up leadership skills for her work.


Make sure your CV is clearly, concisely and accessibly laid out.

3 tips for a better CV

In a competitive job market, an effective CV can feel like a challenge to get right. Emily Buchanan shares three pieces of advice to help yours succeed as much as possible.


Gill's specialism is nuno feltmaking. She has developed the concept of including beloved family lace into wearable works of art.

Advice for a craft career

Gill Burbidge teaches fibrecraft and feltmaking, as well as selling her crafts commercially. She offers her thoughts on what it means to be a craftsperson and gives six pieces of advice for working in a craft career.


Momtaz Begum-Hossain's book 'Bollywood Crafts' is a collection of craft projects inspired by the look and feel of Bollywood cinema.

A crafts book deal

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.


Learning how to sell your work is often as important as learning how to make it.  (Image: London Jewellery School)

Starting off in jewellery

How can you start your career in the jewellery trade? Jessica Rose, founder and director of the London Jewellery School, sets out some ways you can work in the jewellery business.


Britten Sinfonia is a chamber orchestra ensemble based in Cambridge, UK.

Leading a chamber orchestra

Britten Sinfonia chamber orchestra is known for its adventurous approach to programming. Challenging perceptions of classical music, the ensemble has risen over the past decade to become one of the UK's top chamber orchestras.


Andy Field is co-director of Forest Fringe, an independent mini-festival that takes place during the Edinburgh Fringe.

On the fringe of the Fringe

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.


Tatty Devine's 3D Specs Necklace' was inspired by Americana.

Tatty Devine accessories

Tatty Devine crafts unique, handmade accessories inspired by rock 'n' roll, 50s Americana and everyday objects. Rosie Wolfenden met her co-founder, Harriet Vine, studying Fine Art.


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.


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.


Most artists balance a variety of part-time roles to provide extra income. Image: Diego Andres Spano, clown.

7 tips for performance careers

Working in performance does not always provide a constant income. Most artists balance a variety of part-time roles and should always consider sources of future income.


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.


A key challenge is to keep audiences engaged and interested and wanting to come. Image © Chatsworth House Trust.

Working in a stately home

Employees at the Chatsworth stately home describe the challenges of working at a heritage site, and how their modern art collections brings in new audiences.


Graham Lister is the Production Manager at the Curve theatre.

Designing a modern theatre

Graham Lister, Production Manager, talks about the unique design of the Curve Theatre in Leicester. The exposed nature of the theatre allows the audience to see behind the scenes.


Borneo Brown is Sound Operations Manager for the National Theatre.

Sound and video technician

Borneo Brown is Sound Operations Manager for the National Theatre. He spoke to Creative Choices about a creative career that requires both theoretical education and practical experience.


Brian Houston is a singer-songwriter from Belfast.

Run your own music business

Belfast-based rock and gospel musician Brian Houston is his own music business. He talks about doing everything, from recording and mastering to distribution.


Nathan Lee, flute beat-boxer.

Learning to flutebox

Nathan Lee has built a successful musical career with his unique method of playing the flute and beatboxing at the same time. He spoke to Creative Choices about how he got started.


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