- Exploit your strengths
- Think about what you enjoy – channel it into your career
- Prepare while you’re at uni – get that work experience, and network
- Don’t restrict yourself to the arts sector – think laterally and explore technical sectors too
- Re-think your career if it’s not working
- Read this Guardian article
poetry with bite – is an organisation for performance poetry and the
spoken word organising masterclasses, workshops and development events to help performance poets develop their work. The site also includes resources.
Africa & Asia Venture‘s project offers exposure to and experience of both ‘first’ and developing world China. Starting with a four-week home-stay and Mandarin course in the affluent city of Hangzhou you will then move to The Thousand Island Lakes area where you will be teaching English to impoverished children.
Not just gap years, China and teaching!
AV also offer Art, Drama, Music and Dance; Community work; and Sports coaching as volunteering and summer projects in India, Nepal, Thailand, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
If you’re interested in creative writing, here are a few websites that you might find useful:
Prospects: Writer – information on what creative writing involves on a day-to-day basis
National Association of Writers’ Groups – UK-wide directory of writing groups, writing competitions, news and events
Writers room (BBC) – support and encouragement for writers – includes a guide to scriptwriting, script library to browse of BBC TV, radio and film scripts and a blog
Spread the Word – London’s writer development agency, curating a programme of workshops, masterclasses, and engagement projects and nurturing long-term relationships with writers to bring on talented new voices
Writers & Artists – industry advice for writers including information on preparing for submitting material, how to find a literary agent, self-publishing, advice after publication and a writer’s toolkit
Take a look at Drama Studio London who offer one and two year courses and a Summer Acting School. Training includes classical theatre, TV, radio, film, singing, voice, panto and more. Attend an Open Day? Free, and include a movement class, acting class and lunch with students and staff. To book calll 0202 8579 3897.