Ever wonder how artists got to be where they are today? Wondering about a career in the arts yourself? Find out about some of the many paths into the arts & cultural sector.
Ula talks about how she's loved singing since she was a child, and what it's like to be a conductor. You can see Ula in action with community choir CBSO SO Vocal on this YouTube video.
Shanelle talks about life as a freelance dance artist, originally inspired by African dance and music videos.
Hear about Jamie's artistic influences, and about what a career as an illustrator looks like.
Sarah talks about falling in love with West African drumming, and about the need to be always learning new skills in order to run a successful business.
Jon the Potter
Find out about the lightbulb moment that made Jon choose a career in art & design, and about the skills he thinks you need to succeed in a career as an artist.
Matt Windle - Poet with Punch
Discover Matt's unconventional career pathway to becoming both Birmingham Poet Laureate and ranked 6th super flyweight boxer in Britain.
Mark Anderson - Infuse Dance
Find out how Mark has built a successful career as a dancer, dance leader, photographer and film-maker.
Careers in Arts & Culture
See and hear a choreographer at work at the National Theatre’s production of NT ‘Follies’. Click here to watch on YouTube.
Behind the scenes at the National Theatre - see the many job roles involved in a performance. Click here.
Cruise Ship Musicians
Hear about the life of musicians who are performers on a cruise ship in this short film on YouTube
Check out this useful website which gives
insights into a whole range of creative careers.
Working in Music Theatre
Find out about 10 different jobs in the world of music theatre production from the New York Film Academy.
Working at The Curve, Leicester
Hear from the technical team at Leicester's Curve Theatre - see the film at the bottom of the page.