Welcome to the careers section on Voice - the place to find interviews, opportunities and features about the world of work and kickstart your own development in the creative industry.
Creative careers can start in a number of different ways - not just a university course. Some ideas grow out of an Arts Award leadership project, some plough straight in to the world of work - be it a gallery assistant, usher, technician or many other entry level roles - and some will get the best of both training & work with an apprenticeship.
Thinking of an apprenticeship?
Here are some good places to look for info if you're thinking about taking up an apprenticeship:
And if you're about to leave an apprenticeship and don't know what to do next, Curious Minds have produced a great video that contain some hints and tips. Rule #1 - Don't Panic!
Develop your creative practice
If you want to focus on your practice but don't have the financial means to support yourself, there is a funding programme for you. Arts Council England have released £3.6m to help creative practitioners to undergo ambitious research and personal development. You can read the news piece with all the details here.
You might also like the idea of structuring your development around the framework Arts Award offers (if you're under 26) so do check out Arts Award on Voice.