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Creative and Cultural Skills Council

The Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, performing, literary and visual arts

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Your Creative Future

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Skillset

The Sector Skills Council for the audio-visual industries

 

Fine artists

www.a-n.co.uk

a-n The Artists Information Company.

www.artscouncil.org.uk

Arts Council of England.

Goldsmiths/silversmiths

www.theabds.co.uk

Association of British Designer Silversmiths (ABDS).

www.craftscouncil.org.uk

The Crafts Council.

www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk

The Goldsmiths' Company.

www.ipgold.org.uk

Institute of Professional Goldsmiths (IPG).

www.jaitc.org.uk

Jewellery and Allied Industries Training Council (JAITC).

Graphic design

www.designcouncil.org.uk

Design Council.

Technical illustration

www.imi.org.uk

Institute of Medical Illustrators.

www.istc.org.uk

Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC).

Archaeology

www.britarch.ac.uk

Council for British Archaeology (CBA).

www.english-heritage.org.uk

English Heritage.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

National Trust.

Art exhibition organiser

www.artscouncil.org.uk and http://www.artsjobs.org.uk

Arts Council England.

Museum/gallery work

www.aim-museums.co.uk

Association of Independent Museums (AIM).

www.bafra.org.uk

British Antique Furniture Restorers' Association (BAFRA).

www.bapcr.org.uk

British Association of Painting Conservator-Restorers (BAPCR).

www.icon.org.uk

Institute of Conservation (ICON).

www.museumsassociation.org

Museums' Association (MA).

www.mla.gov.uk

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

Animation

www.animationnation.com

Animation Nation.

www.awn.com

Animation World Network (AWN).

Computer games

www.blitzgames.com/gameon

Blitz Games: help and advice for people considering a career in the games industry.

www.bima.co.uk

British Interactive Media Association (BIMA).

www.igda.org

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA).

Interactive media designers

www.designshack.co.uk

Design Shack.

www.e-skills.com/careers

e-Skills.

www.webmonkey.com

WebMonkey.

Photographic technician

www.bapla.org

British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA).

www.bipp.com

British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).

www.pmai.org

Professional Photographic Laboratories Association (part of the Photo Marketing Association International (PMA UK) .

Publishing

www.booksellers.org.uk

The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited (BA).

www.ipg.uk.com

Independent Publishers Guild.

www.nctj.com

National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

www.nuj.org.uk

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ).

www.newspapersoc.org.uk

The Newspaper Society.

www.ppa.co.uk

Periodical Publishers Association/The Periodicals Training Council.

www.publishers.org.uk

The Publishers' Association.

Sound technicians

www.amps.net

The Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS).

www.bbctraining.com

BBC Training & Development.

www.getintotheatre.org

Get Into Theatre careers website.

TV/Film production assistant

www.channel4.com/4talent

4talent (for artist profiles, careers advice, training and funding information).

www.bfi.org.uk

The British Film Institute (BFI).

Actors

www.actorscentre.co.uk

Actors' Centre.

www.drama.ac.uk

Conference of Drama Schools (CDS).

www.equity.org.uk

Equity - performers' union.

/www.getintotheatre.org

Get Into Theatre careers website.

Entertainers

www.thecircusspace.co.uk

The Circus Space.

/www.thecomedyschool.com

The Comedy School.

Lighting technicians

www.abtt.org.uk

Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT).

www.ald.org.uk

Association of Lighting Designers (ALD).

Make-up artists

www.bbc.co.uk/design

BBC Training and Development.

www.babtac.com

British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC).

www.getintotheatre.org

Get Into Theatre careers website.

www.habia.org

Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority.

www.nasmah.co.uk

National Association of Screen Make-Up Artists and Hairdressers (NASMAH).

Music promotions managers

www.bpi.co.uk

British Recorded Music Industry (BPI).

www.concertpromotersassociation.co.uk

Concert Promoters' Association.

www.musicmanagersforum.co.uk

Music Publishers' Association (MPA).

Popular musicians

www.accesstomusic.co.uk

Access to Music Ltd.

www.bpi.co.uk

British Recorded Music Industry (BPI).

www.ism.org

Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM).

www.musiciansunion.org.uk

Musicians' Union.

Stage managers

www.stagemanagementassociation.co.uk

Stage Management Association (SMA).