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So You Wanna Work in the Arts

So You Wanna Work in the Arts

By Creative Youth
So You Wanna Work in the Arts is a podcast produced by Creative Youth charity, created to discuss key topics which affect the arts industry, alongside practical sessions which cover a range of advice about different arts sectors.

The series is part of Creative Youth's wider Creative Talent Programme which offers artistic, strategic and business support to young emerging artists.

Supported by Arts Council England.
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So You Wanna Perform At A Festival?
Nothing beats a festival!    Music festivals to theatre festivals, and art festivals are epic ways to socialize, watch, hear, and see new art pieces. But have you ever wondered what it would be like to perform at one?    Emily Susanne Lloyd (A member of Creative Youth) sits down with Show Face Festival to talk about all this industry.   Panel: Show Face Festival  Chair: Email Susanne Lloyd   Part of Creative Youth's free Digifest programme, So You Wanna Work In The Arts, discussing key arts industry topics. This particular episode was captured as part of the International Youth Arts Festival 2021, find out more information about our festival here: https://iyafestival.org.uk/  About Creative Youth Charity: Creative Youth aims to enable young people to realise their potential through the arts. We believe every young person has a right to access the arts and creativity and should be encouraged to take initiatives, risks and push boundaries in a safe, inclusive environment.   creativeyouthcharity.org
57:48
August 5, 2021
So You Wanna Work In Performance Capture?
Step into the fantastic and ever-changing world of Performance capture.    Emily Susanne Lloyd (Creative Youth Member) sits down with some of the biggest names in this industry to ask all of them burning questions about the industry, what it is all about? How to get involved?    Join us for an eye-opening talk about this beautiful art-form challenging technology, art, animation, performance and the boundaries of what is possible.   Part of Creative Youth's free Digifest programme, So You Wanna Work In The Arts, discussing key arts industry topics.  This particular episode was captured as part of the International Youth Arts Festival 2021, find out more information about our festival here: https://iyafestival.org.uk/  About Creative Youth Charity: Creative Youth aims to enable young people to realise their potential through the arts.   We believe every young person has a right to access the arts and creativity and should be encouraged to take initiatives, risks and push boundaries in a safe, inclusive environment.   creativeyouthcharity.org
56:56
August 5, 2021
Working with Movement & Text
Marrying text and movement is never as easy as it sounds.    In this webinar we’ll talk about the massive grey area between the art-forms of theatre and dance and how to create the art that you intend to.  We’ll also talk about resources, tools and the industry of theatre making as a whole, the role of a movement director and choreographer.   Panel: Guillaume Pigé (TheatreRe), Zoe Katsilerou, Max Percy   Part of Creative Youth's free Digifest programme, So You Wanna Work In The Arts, discussing key arts industry topics.  This particular episode was captured as part of the International Youth Arts Festival 2021, find out more information about our festival here: https://iyafestival.org.uk/  About Creative Youth Charity: Creative Youth aims to enable young people to realise their potential through the arts. We believe every young person has a right to access the arts and creativity and should be encouraged to take initiatives, risks and push boundaries in a safe, inclusive environment. creativeyouthcharity.org
57:41
August 5, 2021
Using Your Mobile Phone to Its Full Potential
Are you using your phone to its full potential?  Join us as we discuss ways your phone can help support you and your craft as an artist.  Our industry panel will look at different tools and tips for maximising your phone's effectiveness in the arts.   Panel - Ellie Dolke, Nina Gabriela  Chair - Michaela Hunte   Part of Creative Youth's free Digifest programme, So You Wanna Work In The Arts, discussing key arts industry topics.  This particular episode was captured as part of the International Youth Arts Festival 2021, find out more information about our festival here: https://iyafestival.org.uk/  About Creative Youth Charity: Creative Youth aims to enable young people to realise their potential through the arts.  We believe every young person has a right to access the arts and creativity and should be encouraged to take initiatives, risks and push boundaries in a safe, inclusive environment.
53:15
August 5, 2021
So You Wanna Do Comedy Writing?
How do you know if you’re being funny when there’s nobody around to laugh?   Writing and creating your own work can be an isolating experience; this webinar looks about how to push through self-doubt and gain confidence in your own work.    Join Malindi, Rachel and Max as they also look at how comedy as a genre is used as well as navigating the film and theatre industries.   Panel: Malindi Kindrachuk & Rachel Mars   Chair: Max Percy   Part of Creative Youth's free Digifest programme, So You Wanna Work In The Arts, discussing key arts industry topics.  This particular episode was captured as part of the International Youth Arts Festival 2021, find out more information about our festival here: https://iyafestival.org.uk/  About Creative Youth Charity: Creative Youth aims to enable young people to realise their potential through the arts.  We believe every young person has a right to access the arts and creativity and should be encouraged to take initiatives, risks and push boundaries in a safe, inclusive environment.  creativeyouthcharity.org
58:15
August 5, 2021
Being Disabled in the Arts
How do you succeed in an industry that’s not built for you?  Do you sacrifice your own needs to keep up in a space built for healthy, able bodied people? And how do you make your space more accommodating for those who need it?    The Creative Industries have slowly been becoming more open for disabled artists, but is that enough. We sit down with disabled professionals working in the arts industry as they share their experiences and give advice on how to make your voice heard.   Panel: Nicola Chegwin, Hamish Thompson Chair: Andy Hudeková   Part of Creative Youth's free Digifest programme, So You Wanna Work In The Arts, discussing key arts industry topics.  This particular episode was captured as part of the International Youth Arts Festival 2021, find out more information about our festival here: https://iyafestival.org.uk/  About Creative Youth Charity: Creative Youth aims to enable young people to realise their potential through the arts.  We believe every young person has a right to access the arts and creativity and should be encouraged to take initiatives, risks and push boundaries in a safe, inclusive environment.  creativeyouthcharity.org
49:19
August 5, 2021
From Actor to Producer
Join our industry panel as we delve into the world of producing.  Creativity is fluid, many artists enjoy and work in different creative mediums throughout their career. Our panel of actors, who have stepped into the world of producing, give some insight and advice for those who want to do the same.   Panel: Leah Butterworth, Germma Orleans-Thompson  Chairs: Michaela Hunte & Andy Hudekova   Part of Creative Youth's free Digifest programme, So You Wanna Work In The Arts, discussing key arts industry topics.  This particular episode was captured as part of the International Youth Arts Festival 2021, find out more information about our festival here: https://iyafestival.org.uk/  About Creative Youth Charity: Creative Youth aims to enable young people to realise their potential through the arts.  We believe every young person has a right to access the arts and creativity and should be encouraged to take initiatives, risks and push boundaries in a safe, inclusive environment.  creativeyouthcharity.org
51:15
August 5, 2021
Asian Representation in TV, Film and Theatre
An in-depth discussion on Asian representation within the arts. With the Black Lives Matters movement gathering amazing pace in the arts, the lack of Asian representation in the arts is still not being discussed enough. Our panel will explore what more can be done to support and celebrate Asian creatives. Chaired by Daniel York Loh and featuring Panelists: Jay Oliver Yip, Arkar Hayne, Enxi Chang This webinar is part of a free monthly series by Creative Youth, called So You Wanna Work in the Arts, discussing key arts industry topics. About Creative Youth Charity Creative Youth aims to enable young people to realise their potential through the arts.  We believe every young person has a right to access the arts and creativity and should be encouraged to take initiatives, risks and push boundaries in a safe, inclusive environment. creativeyouthcharity.org
01:00:42
April 26, 2021
How local theatres can help the next generation
With drama being cut at GCSE levels across the country and now BTEC Performing Arts at threat of being cut at colleges. Industry panellists discuss how local theatres can help inspire the next generation to give children and young people education in, and access to, the arts. Panellists:  Carys Williams  Emily Susanne Lloyd Hannah Clark Joe Gilmour Rees  Part of Creative Youth's free monthly programme, So You Wanna Work in the Arts, discussing key arts industry topics.   About Creative Youth Charity  Creative Youth aims to enable young people to realise their potential through the arts.  We believe every young person has a right to access the arts and creativity and should be encouraged to take initiatives, risks and push boundaries in a safe, inclusive environment.  creativeyouthcharity.org
59:16
April 14, 2021
Celebrating history, identity and the arts
Our panel explore how the arts and heritage can go hand in hand, how we can explore our cultural identities and the benefits of integrating the heritage and arts worlds. The panel will be highlighting some of their creative projects and other organisations which incorporate these themes in their work. Resources  Kingston Council's Youtube with Culture in Kingston Podcast Kingston Heritage website About Creative Youth's Young Creative panel Featuring panellists:  Vincente Canas Vincente is a Heritage Apprentice with Kingston Heritage Service.  Vincente is also part of Kingston Museum Young Person’s Collective, a group of young people in Kingston, who work together on different Heritage projects to do with Kingston.  Vincente's interests are History, Geography and Conservation. Graeme Daniel Baker Graeme is a member of the Youth Board for Kingston Museum. Graeme is a graduate of University of Kent, with a Bachelor’s Degree in War Studies and a Masters in Modern History. Graeme has organised and participated in a number of volunteer heritage projects around Kingston upon Thames, from Sounds of Kingston through the centuries, to walks around historic areas of Kingston. Robin Moran Robin works for Kingston Heritage Service at Kingston Council as the Development and Promotions Officer for Kingston Museum and Kingston History Centre. Her role is constantly evolving but includes responsibilities such as project management, events programming, partnership development, marketing, and income generation. Robin is an artist and creative freelancer alongside her regular position previously working with cultural arts charities such as the Southbank Centre and B-side as well as in a spectrum of industries such as travel, fashion, festivals and more. Ruth Odewale Ruth is 16-year-old BFI alumni and one of the members of Creative Youth's Young Creatives panel. Since the age of three, Ruth has been acting and dancing and even won the British Arts Awards for best acting duet. From the age of ten, Ruth had the privilege to work with performers such as Linda Gray, Verne Troyer, Matthew Kelly, Arlene Philips, Wayne Sleep, Jo Brand, Tim vine and the dance group Flawless during four years of pantomime at The New Wimbledon Theatre. Which included; Aladdin (2014), Cinderella (2015), Peter Pan (2016) and Dick Whittington (2017). Kathryn Woodvine Kathryn has worked in a variety of creative environments in the design, communication and publishing industries and latterly as an arts commissioner within local government. She is committed to supporting the development of a thriving arts and culture sector working with individuals, communities, funders and policy makers to develop creative opportunities with meaningful outcomes for all ages and abilities. Molly Freeman Molly is one of the co-artistic directors of award-winning puppetry and visual theatre company, Smoking Apples. They create innovative shows about complex subject matter and their work often has a research or heritage element to it. Previous examples of this include The Death of King Cholera at Seething Wells in Surbiton and their new show, Kinder, which is about the Czech Kindertransport trains. Molly also has extensive experience as a creative producer/project manager and has worked with Creative Youth to create and deliver a number of heritage projects that bring art and heritage together. This includes Kingston RPM, a music heritage project. 
59:04
February 26, 2021
A Post-Brexit Arts World
A webinar exploring the impacts of Brexit on the arts, co-chaired by Robin Hutchinson & Brett Alderton. Britain has now left the EU, resulting in a range of potential repercussions for the arts industry and its international network. Creative Youth’s panel explore what has changed for the arts, which sectors of the industry may be most affected by the changes and resulting uncertainty, and how we can overcome the challenges to create positive outcomes from Brexit. Panellists include Creative Youth’s Young Creatives Willow Pitt and Andy Hudeková from Slovakia, former civil servant Siobhan Benita, and one of our European partners Gabriela Dumitru, Artistic Director of Theatre Arts Group, Bucharest, Romania. Part of our free monthly programme, So You Wanna Work in the Arts, discussing key arts industry topics. Supported by Arts Council England.
58:44
January 21, 2021
What I Didn’t Learn In School! Black British History
Join a panel of young creatives to discuss the Black British History that isn’t taught in schools, from The Empire Windrush to historical figures like Mary Seacole. What does this lack of representation in British history mean to contemporary generations and what is the impact of being taught such a brief part of Black History? Organised by Creative Youth with Kingston Council’s Arts Service, panellists Kayla Cadence, Gemma Orleans-Thompson, Iyata Golding and Myles Cameron will discuss how the arts can be a useful tool in supporting, inspiring and educating future generations.
57:07
October 28, 2020
Digital Revolution in the Arts
The arts are heading into a digital revolution and this podcast focuses on what we can expect in the future and how we can start to prepare for the digital age in the arts. Featuring Haydn Corrodus, Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir, Jim Unwin and Charlotte Levy. Part of International Youth Arts Festival Digifest 2020
41:25
July 5, 2020
Mental health and Wellbeing in the Arts
The Covid-19 pandemic has put a strain on everyone’s mental health and this panel discussion will provide an honest and open forum to explore what people have been doing to stay productive, creative and healthy during a challenging time.  The session will include coping mechanisms and tips about how to look after yourself.  The webinar will feature Freya Jackson, Gregg Arundell and Luke Adamson.   Part of International Youth Arts Festival Digifest
43:39
July 5, 2020
So You Wanna Get Funding
Does the Arts Council England application baffle you? There are many challenges facing freelance artists and companies and we are aware that now more than ever, there is the need for advice when it comes to funding and fundraising for projects. This session will provide a step–by–step guide on how to tackle funding for yourself or your company and will talk through the specific Arts Council application process. This session will be run by Emma Kendall and Maya Ellis. Part of International Youth Arts Festival: Digifest 2020 --- MEET THE PANELLISTS Emma Kendall Emma is an arts fundraiser, currently working as Development Manager at Clean Break. She previously worked in fundraising at the Orange Tree Theatre, and as a freelance Producer and Assistant Producer. She is passionate about championing new work; the social impact of arts engagement and cultural learning; and representation on and off stage. She is a Trustee of NSDF and Creative Youth. Maya Ellis Maya Ellis is a theatre producer. Her credits include In My Lungs The Ocean Swells (Vaults – Origins Award Winner), Kill Climate Deniers and Ali and Dahlia (The Pleasance), Whalebone (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Moonfleece (The Pleasance), How The Vote Was Won (The Bunker), Byron: Angel and Outcast (Cadogan Hall with Simon Russel Beale and Kazakhstan tour), and Stop and Search (Arcola). She has also worked at multiple venues including Arcola Theatre and Finborough Theatre. Maya Ellis currently works for SummerHall in Edinburgh, no more superheroes and Clean Break.
50:17
July 3, 2020
So You Wanna Be A Woman in Stand-Up
A panel discussion exploring the challenges and benefits of being a woman in stand–up. Three brilliant comedians share their experiences from the world of comedy. The panel will include Ellen Lilley, Maisie Adams and Thanyia Moore. Part of International Youth Arts Festival: Digifest 2020
47:37
July 3, 2020
Life After and During Coronavirus
The arts industry is entering a new world due to COVID-19 and this panel will discuss the challenges facing the industry exploring how we must adapt to survive and how the arts can lead the way when it comes to emergence from lockdown. Life during and after Coronavirus is a live webinar held on Zoom, featuring panellists Stephanie Perry, Boudicca and Jack Hart. Part of International Youth Arts Festival: Digifest 2020 --- MEET THE PANELLISTS Jack Hart  Jack Hart is an emerging playwright, actor and singer songwriter from Bolton. Jack’s debut play ‘Man Down’ premiered at The Actors Centre in Covent Garden in July 2019, produced by Exploding Whale Theatre. Jack is a queer, working class artist with a passion for cracking open conversations about mental illness and getting rid of the stigma. Twitter/Instagram - @jackidybean --- Stephanie Perry Stephanie Perry is an actor, the Artistic Director or Glass Half Full Theatre and a New Writing Producer at Actor Awareness. Twitter - @steffieegg12 --- Boudicca Boudicca campaigns for equality, climate justice and to support women in the male-dominated music industry. Her debut album ‘Pushing Up Daisies’ came out on Collective Mind Records earlier this year. Boudicca is currently in the studio with Jimmy Day (who produced Massive Attack) working on her next single ‘Party Like The World is Ending’. Instagram @boudicca_music
39:53
July 3, 2020