66 Industry insights in total for Visual Arts
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.
Approaching galleries takes time and research. Different types of spaces require slightly different approaches.
Lauren Sagar is a practising glass artist. She spoke about the various projects, insights and experiences of her creative business Sagar and Campbell.
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.
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.
What is it like to work in a museum, planning the programme of activities, talks and educational events? Julia Kirby, Learning Manager for Birmingham Museums Trust, shared four pieces of advice for getting into heritage education.
Henry Wyndham has worked at Sotheby's art auction house for 15 years, and has been in the art world for 35 years.
Making the transition from being a student to establishing an arts practice, business, or career within the creative and cultural industries is a challenging but exciting journey.
Jane Alison is Senior Curator at The Barbican, where she has worked for 25 years. Her work includes organising exhibitions and events, editing catalogues and managing a core exhibitions team of 12.
Gallery technicians work behind the scenes to move artworks and ensure exhibitions are installed according to the artist or curator's brief. Find out the skills needed to pursue this career.
After a period of volunteering, Claire Armstrong secured a paid internship at a gallery and was able to build a career as a conservator. She spoke about her work and shared three tips for getting into conservation.
Nikki Taylor is a sculptor, creating beautiful and expressive sculptures of the human form. She works mostly with woven wire mesh, and also in bronze, from her Surrey-based studio.
The Creative & Cultural Industries Team at Barking & Dagenham College won the 2018 Creative & Cultural Skills Training Provider of the Year Award. We spoke to Games, Art & Animation Course Leader and Creative Skills Project Co-ordinator, Katie Morgan, about their work and success.
Bridget Nicholls was awarded the first Zoo Arts Fellowship at ZSL London Zoo. Her large-scale science arts festival, 'Pestival', was recently awarded Conservation Project of the Year by the Observer Ethical Awards.
Amy Powell is an intern at Unlimited, a programme delivered by Shape and Artsadmin that celebrates the work of disabled artists. In this video she discusses how the internship has opened her eyes to the value of the arts and reflects on what it means to be part of a workplace.
Chris Brown, Development Officer at Cardiff's g39 gallery, spoke about how their drop-in sessions for artists are helping creatives to find work and develop business skills.
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.
Yinka Shonibare MBE uses mixed media to explore ideas such as class, colonialism and culture. A prolific conceptual artist, he is perhaps most commonly known for his ship in a bottle, which occupied Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth. He spoke to us about life as an artist and the challenges facing the next generation.
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.
Cherrell Avery is a calligrapher who is passionate about the visual expression of words. She combines teaching, from beginner to expert, with producing private commissions.
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