Young creatives, like you, are the future. Whether it’s visual arts, music, writing, film or performance, your skills are the ones that will enrich people’s lives and build a flourishing economy. With technology changing society at an ever-increasing rate, not only do you have the ability to adapt, but you can offer something technology cannot replicate — your imagination.
If you want to work in the creative sector, this blog will give you practical advice to help you succeed on your own terms as well as inspiration to fuel your passion. It’s an easy way to learn how to enhance your employability while staying motivated to pursue your dreams, even when things get tough.
Why have a creative career?
At the start of 2016, Government figures showed the creative sector was growing at almost twice the rate of the rest of the UK economy.
Are we thriving with good mental health, or are we just getting by? Fortunately, the benefits of arts for mental wellbeing are increasingly being recognised. If you’re an artist who wants to help people thrive, there are more and more opportunities available.
There’s more to arts education than working in a school. Whether you want to teach kids or adults, give face-to-face instruction or work behind the scenes, there are many ways to share your knowledge and enthusiasm.
So you enjoy art, but you also like solving problems, dealing with technical details, or getting a bit experimental. You have a head for numbers, spatial awareness, or you’re a bit of a computer geek. Maybe one of the following will appeal to you.