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The showcase at the end really finished it all off. Great to see the college and the school children interacting, Thank you.

Parent of participant

If you are looking for creative opportunities or ways to get into the creative industries in the UK, you can download documents or click on links here that we think are helpful.

23 Top Tips for Job Applications and Interviews

Performance makers Fevered Sleep recruit people to join their team every year, and have met lots of wonderful people along the way.What they notice every time we recruit is that there are some key skills that help some job applicants to stand out, which not everyone is aware of. We hope these tips help.

Taking Care – The Art of Kindness by People United

Taking Care aims to show People United’s participatory arts methodology and capture their working process from a range of perspectives.

How to work with volunteers in schools & colleges

Inspiring the Future has a wide range of free resources to support you with planning activities using volunteers. These resources have been created with teachers and schools around the country and  include:

  • Step by step guides on how to run different activities including speed networking, careers fairs, CV workshops and mock interviews
  • Top tips for teachers on how to use the site and how to use volunteers
  • Guides on how to embed volunteers into your curriculum
  • Toolkits for preparing your students for activities and to support reflection and measuring of impact after sessions.
The secrets of how a fringe show makes it to the stage

Just how hard is it to have a play picked up, staged and made profitable on the fringe? Lyn Gardner goes behind the scenes of The Amber Trap from its announcement to press night and got an exclusive look at putting on a show in a part of the industry where all creatives need to make miracles happen

What is Cultural Capital?

For the first time the new Ofsted framework requires schools to develop their pupils’ cultural capital. In this blog post the Cultural Learning Alliance provide a quick summary of some of the history, academic thinking and definitions of this key term.

Twitter thread by @keiramacalister – advice if you are starting a theatre degree

If you’re starting uni soon and are doing a theatre degree, especially if you’re working class, I have something to say that I wish someone had said to me… (thread)

Disability Arts UK’s & Arts Council England’s Guide to Access to Work

Access to Work is a resource that helps to create a more accessible work environment. It provides grants to remove barriers that disabled people face in undertaking paid employment. Disability Arts Online has written this guide to interpret the Access to Work rules and official guidance with specific advice for the arts and cultural sector.

Skills, talent and diversity in the creative industries: critical issues and evidence gaps

Following a nine-month evidence synthesis and scoping exercise undertaken by the PEC team leading on work in skills, talent and diversity, from the Work Foundation at Lancaster University,  this evidence review outlines the most pressing skills and diversity challenges facing the creative industries, identifies critical gaps in the evidence base, and seeks to shape a shared and dynamic research agenda.

More information here.

Discover Creative Careers website

This website brings together careers information and opportunities from creative organisations in one explorable directory.

Get Into Theatre website

This website shares training, funding and work experience opportunities in theatre across the UK.

Opportunities for young people starting out in the arts

We’ve compiled a list of useful newsletters, people to follow on social media and websites for young people who are starting out in the arts. Download the document here.

Cultural Learning Alliance and Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts for Every Child briefing paper

A briefing document outlining why arts education is a social justice issue published in October 2019

Arts Professional article on non-graduate routes into creative work

Click here for an article published in September 2019 on 5 non-graduate ways into the arts.

Young London and Roundhouse report into working in the creative industries

Click here for a report written in July 2019 called ‘Self-Made Sector: Working in the creative industries.’

Let us know if you find any of them useful, or, if you’d like some information that doesn’t yet feature here.