7 tips for building a career (and making money) as an artist

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1. Your work doesn’t have to be “saleable” When I was at uni, the idea of making money from my art seemed impossible. I didn’t make paintings or sculptures – most of my work was digital – and I thought how can I sell any of this?? I’ve sold one piece of art in my …

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Museum and gallery jobs: the impact of Covid-19

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As with many sectors in the UK, museums and galleries are suffering after multiple local and nationwide lockdowns due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Following many months of closure in the past year, it is clear that the road to recovery will be long, with more challenges ahead. The closure periods have meant that museums and …

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What you can do now to prepare for work in film and TV

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ScreenSkills are an industry-led body who support the growth and development of the film, TV and gaming sectors. In a recent webinar, they shared some top tips on how students and recent graduates can prepare for work in the screen industries as activity starts to resume. These were the key messages: Make sure you really …

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Surviving your first technical interview by Tecknuovo

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Embarking on your tech journey can be difficult once you’ve completed your university degree. Knowing which job to apply for, getting an interview and then nailing the interview and securing a job! It sounds like a lot. With upskilling at the core of our values as a consultancy, we’ve drawn on our internal expertise and …

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My internship with The Conservation Volunteers

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The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) is a community volunteering charity that help improve and promote local woodlands. Last year, I had the pleasure of doing an internship with TCV in which I helped on a woodland improvement project for Lousehill Copse in Tilehurst. My official role was Woodland Heritage Project Officer. As a second-year geography student …

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