Why should I apply for an internship?


Why should I apply for an internship?

For arts graduates entering the jobs market, the highly competitive nature of the sector can come as a bit of a shock. Many graduates find themselves in the ‘Catch 22’ situation of not being able to secure their first job in the sector until they have relevant experience – the kind of experience gained through having a job. Internships can provide a useful tool for bridging that experience gap. Aimed at those new to the sector, internships can provide a mutually beneficial experience for both interns and arts organisations; where both do their part to make it a success.

What should I do to get the most out of a residency?

Manage your expectations and make the most of the opportunity – residencies vary in style and you may need to participate in a couple before you decide which type suits you.

How can I buy my own studio?

Buying your own studio is the dream of many artists – Kay Linnell and Nick Wilson from Accounts Action Ltd explains how to do so in the most tax-efficient way.

How can I make my money go further?

Everyone has a slightly different situation when it comes to his or her current earning and potential to turn a profit. A good first step is to understand where you are now, then plan for where you want to be in the future, and how you intend to get there.

Where can I list my exhibitions online?

Email newsletters, where you can post your own information on exhibitions or other events you are taking part in, can be a cheap and easy way to publicise your practice.  There are many with a London focus, and some are also concerned with only one media or type of opportunity or event.

Visit the Artquest site for detailed information: http://www.artquest.org.uk/

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