Useful Arts Websites

Useful Arts Websites

We have compiled a list of websites that you might find helpful in your creative career. They are focussed on national networks & support providers. The list will keep growing, have you got one to add? Let us know.

General Information & Networking

Creative Choices

A resource for anyone that wants to work in a creative career, promoting jobs, advice articles and blogs from practitioners in the creative sector.

Arts Industry Magazine

An online news and jobs magazine of the culture industry.

Arts Professional

Delivering a quality news and information service that will help you get the most out of your professional practice.

YPIA (Young People in the Arts)

Organises monthly talks, workshops and networking opportunities for young cultural professionals in and around London.

Arts Minds (Mental Health Support)

A mental health charity that provides support for arts professionals across the creative industries


Creative Careers

Voice Careers

Interviews with a large range of professionals and industry organisations that allow you to explore the stories of those in the arts, cultural and creative industries, from administrators to artistic directors.

UAL Insights

Dive in and explore articles that will lead you on a journey through the subject areas of art, design, media and communication, fashion and performing arts. Produced by University of the Arts London.

Discover Creative Careers

Bringing together careers information and opportunities from creative organisations in one explorable directory.

Arts Jobs

A go-to website for all the latest jobs, news and opportunities provided by Arts Council England.

Creative & Cultural Skills

An independent charity that provides careers advice and guidance, promotes apprenticeships, and delivers activities for young people through the National Skills Academy network of industry and education supporters.

Futurewise

A career guidance and planning programme that supports young people from age 15 to 23 through comprehensive, personalised and impartial services both in the UK and internationally.

Creative Skillset

The strategic skills body that works with employers, individuals, trade associations, unions, etc. to ensure that the Creative Industries have continued access to the skills and talent they require.

BECTU

The UK's media and entertainment trade union


Funding

Young Arts Fundraisers

A new professional network for early-career fundraisers in the cultural sector.

Arts Council England

The KING of arts funding in England.

Creative Scotland

The public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland.

Crafts Council

Funding and events organiser that focuses on visual artists

Arts Council of Wales

Funding of arts industries in Wales 


Music

The Big Music Project

Dedicated to breaking barriers to the creative industries and making it easier for you to get your foot in the door!

Youth Music Network

An online community for people who work in and around music education projects in the UK.

MusicTank

One of University of Westminster’s sector-based Knowledge and Business Development Networks

Cornwall Music Network

Providing a network for musicians in Cornwall

Sound Connections

Working in partnership to strengthen the music sector, bridge gaps in provision and deliver landmark music programmes.

PRS

A service for musicians that helps with the fair payment of royalties and copyright of their music.

PPL

Licensing service that ensures those who invest their time, talent and money to make recorded music are fairly paid for their work.


Theatre

Get In To Theatre

A website for theatre careers information and opportunities.

Federation of Drama Schools

A website listing all the courses available at UK Drama Schools.

The Stage

A platform for theatre-goers, containing news, jobs, and opportunities.

National Association of Youth Theatres (NAYT)

A brilliant website for young people and theatre practitioners filled with handy resources.

Equity

The UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners

ABTT

A charity and membership organisation who campaign on behalf of the theatre industry to ensure legislation is appropriate to the industry’s needs.

National Youth Arts Trust

NYAT is working hard to broaden the horizons of talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by helping them access opportunities, training and financial support including bursaries.

SMA

The trade association for stage managers, providing advocacy and support.

Association of Lighting Designers

The professional body representing all those who work or are interested in the creation of lighting, video & projection design for live performance and events.

Association of Sound Designers

Provides a community for uk theatre sound professionals and students.

Stage Directors UK

The professional trade organisation for stage directors across the UK.

UK Theatre

The UK's leading theatre and performing arts membership organisation.


Visual Art

Digital Arts Online

Comprehensive coverage of the art of graphic design, 3D, animation, video, effects, web and interactive design.

Creative Hive (Online Work Portfolio)

A free to use and advert free way for anyone to blog or set up a showcase of their work.

Art Rabbit

A platform for international contemporary art exhibitions and events.

YPA (Young Professionals in the Arts)

A London-based networking group created to foster connections for creative and visual arts professionals.

CVAN - Contemporary Visual Arts Network

Represents and supports a diverse and vibrant visual arts ecology, embracing a broad range of artistic and curatorial practice across the nine English regions.

AN - Artist Information Network

The largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 22,000 members.


Dance

IDMN

A forum for existing and new independent arts managers, artists, administrators, producers, promoters, programmers, consultants and agents working across the subsidised and commercial arts sectors in the UK.

National Dance Network

A meeting point of organisations whose primary role is the development of dance in the context of presenting, programming and commissioning.

The Dance Network Association

Offers a wealth of dance participation and education to local communities in Essex and its neighbouring counties.

One Dance UK

The sector support organisation leading the way to a stronger, more vibrant and diverse dance sector.

Dance West

Offers a direct way of supporting and connecting West London based dance artists.