Helping you find a career in the performing arts industry
The performing arts is a wonderful industry that allows you to express your creativity whilst being paid for it through either dancing, acting, singing, playing a musical instrument or maybe even performing some magic. The industry also relies on a behind-the-scenes crew of creatives and technical producers to ensure that the shows can go on.
To work in the performing arts industry you have to be incredibly passionate and dedicated. It can be full of glitz and glamour, but it's also a very competitive space and the income can be unstable.
Performers will tend to work on a short contract basis until the show is over, or be self-employed and will make money through the profits on ticket performances. Most performance work requires you to work at the weekend and in the evening.
However, it's also exciting work that could potentially have you travelling around the globe if that's what you want to do. Most cruise ships require a team of performers and stage crew to provide the evening entertainment whilst at sea. No two days will be the same in the performing arts, and jobs that pay you for creative talent can be hard to come by.
Even if you don't fancy performing there could be a role for you in the performing arts. Performances rely upon people who work behind the scenes doing the costumes, make-up, the technical side of the performances, and even coaching. Competition for these roles is fierce, but experience is the key to landing more work.