Careers links

In addition to the interviews we’ve compiled a selection of websites that offer ideas and information about careers and opportunities in the creative industries.

  • 4talent

    Channel 4’s own website on careers in the creative industries. 4 Talent is all about supporting people like you to build great futures in the media industry.

  • AOI images

    The Association of Illustrators Images is the UK’s leading illustration competition, annual, awards show, and touring exhibition dedicated to showcasing the very best in new British illustration.

  • art 21

    An expansive contemporary art website containing a huge selection of short artist video portraits revealing Artists working methods and motivations as told by the artist themselves. The site also contains a rich educational resource providing free materials, programs and essays that centre on the exploration of contemporary art and artists.

    The Teaching page within the art 21 website offers essays, a good glossary and a Educators’ Guide to accompany the “Art in the Twenty-First Century” program but is also a very good educational resource about contemporary art in itself.

    A valuable essay examining some key elements and questions surrounding contemporary art practice.

  • Arts Awards

    Through Arts Award’s five levels, children and young people aged 7-25 can explore any art forms including performing arts, visual arts, literature, media and multimedia. The award builds confidence, helps young people to enjoy cultural activities, and prepares them for further education or employment.

  • Arts Council

    Arts Council England supports a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. This site contain advice, guidance and up to date news on initiatives and projects around England

  • Arts Council of Wales

    Arts Council of Wales is an independent charity, established by Royal Charter in 1994. Its job is to ensure that the contribution of the arts is recognised, valued and celebrated. This is a link to a useful list of art education providers in Wales.

  • Artquest

    Artquest provides information to help drive your creative practice and to help artists thrive on some of the lowest incomes in the creative sector. Artquest is run by artists, for artists and builds a bridge from the student experience to a sustainable working life.

  • Arts thread

    Arts thread media is an online educational tool designed to connect students, graduates, universities and industry, exclusively within the field of design.

  • Axis

    Information about artists and makers living and working in Britain. The website features profiles of professional artists and curators, interviews, discussions, art news, debates and showcases the artists to watch.

  • Bima

    Bima supports and promotes the British digital industry sharing best practice and rewarding new and innovative work. This site explains their work and offers some useful careers advice and skill based ‘open days’ called D- Days for students and schools.

  • Careers Box

    Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. Case study films show real people doing real jobs, giving viewers insight into careers across all sectors and helping them to find the right career

  • Crafts Council

    The Crafts Council’s goal is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft. Search for galleries, business services and networks in the Organisations listing, and browse Opportunities for commissions, job vacancies and calls for participation.

  • Creative Boom

    Helpful arts career advice from the creative industry website site Creative Boom. Tips range from how to deal with tricky clients to promotion and how to get your work seen.

  • Creative Careers

    Creative Careers takes you behind the scenes of two exhibitions and offers inspiration, ideas, skills and practical experience about working in museums and galleries. There’s inspiration for assignments, real-life resources and career pathways.

  • Creative Futures

    Creative Futures is a registered charity which aims to raise aspiration and achievement among young people using music and the arts. They also offer bespoke art educational opportunities, making connections with artists and local community.

  • Creative Review

    A large directory for exciting artistic talent.

  • Design Council

    Careers in design … the designer and beyond. The design industry is a vibrant, varied and dynamic creative sector that plays a powerful and important role in many areas of our lives.

  • Design Trainee Scheme

    The BBC Design Trainee Scheme supports the development of new entrant design skills in costume, make-up, interactive design and the art department. BBC Design Trainees represent some of the best new design talent in broadcasting. Past Trainees have achieved successful careers with the BBC and wider industry.

  • NSEAD National Society for Education in Art & Design

    If you teach art, craft or design in primary or secondary schools, or in further or higher education- especially teacher educators – the National Society for Education in Art & Design (NSEAD) site is for you.

  • Prospects

    Graduate Prospects is the UK’s leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to all students and graduates. The site contains a wide selection of information on jobs in the creative sector with in depth information into areas such as entry requirements, salary and career development opportunities.

  • Recreative

    Recreative offers information and insight into the workings of the professional art world and, most importantly, an online community for young people to share and showcase their own work.

  • Target jobs

    Everything you need to know about graduate jobs in art and design. Whether you want to know what areas you could potentially work in, or what sort of work you could do, you can find answers to key questions here

  • Transition Tradition

    For creative students and graduates experiencing the transition between University and work. Articles about personal experiences to interviews and opinion pieces by academics, authors and artists.

  • Tate’s Turbine Generation

    The Unilever Series: turbinegeneration is a project about international collaboration. It connects schools, galleries, artists and cultural organisations worldwide and is linked to the annual commission that invites an artist to make a work of art for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. The Turbine Generation gallery presents its exhibition exploring how young, emerging and established students, artists and galleries across the world responded to its annual theme.

  • UCAS

    The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. The UK central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education. For a list of Art Foundation course, please click here

  • DiscoverUni

    Discover Uni is the official website to help you make an informed choice when deciding which UK university or college to apply to. It includes the results of the latest National Student Survey. You can find out how many graduates leave and then get jobs and how satisfied students are about their educational experience.

  • University of the Creative Arts

    Portfolio advice for students from the UCA.