Performing Arts Jobs
Candidates who want a career in the performing arts have a calling to use their talents to entertain others. The range of jobs within performance arts is broad as it includes both those in the spotlight and those behind the scenes who make sure that the performance goes smoothly: actors work with directors, dancers with choreographers, musicians with promoters and managers.
The passion to be creative must be balanced against the uncertainty of many positions within the performing arts. Performing artists are often on short term contracts and the hours are often irregular and include late nights. Most performance jobs are located in large cities close to theatres and studio venues.
Performing Arts Courses
Nearly all successful performers have trained at dance school or attended performing arts courses at college. However qualifications are not as essential as experience, usually involving working on a voluntary basis initially, and a network of contacts. Performing arts grants and scholarships may be available for those who show exceptional talent. Contact the various dance colleges and academies to see if they have a scholarship programme.