Resources and links


We’ve compiled a list of links to other organisations you may be interested in. They include other sources of funding and organisations who work in partnership with us.

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Careers and training

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a-n The Artists Information Company
Provides a critical space to research, analyse and debate contexts for practice now and in the future.

Arts & Business
Arts & Business's objectives include increasing and broadening opportunities between the arts and business, and making the case for the arts to business.

Artswork is the national, independent youth arts development agency, committed to making a difference to the lives of young people at risk aged 12 – 25.

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The British Council
The British Council offers awards to assist professional British artists, resident in the UK, to exhibit overseas.

Business Link
Business Link is an easy-to-use national business support, guidance and information service managed by the Department for Trade and Industry.

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

Creative Industries Development Agency
CIDA aims to help you improve your ability to earn directly from your creativity.

Creative People
A national network providing advice and guidance to support the professional development of people working in the arts and crafts

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Incorporated Society of Musicians
The professional association for all musicians in the UK. Website includes free information factsheets on careers in music.

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National Association of Youth Orchestras
Provides education and training opportunities.

National Council for Drama Training
Provides information and accreditation on drama training in the UK.

National Drama
National Drama is the UK's leading professional association of drama educators mostly aimed at those in TIE, primary and secondary education.

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The Prince's Trust
Helps people aged 14 to 30 who face disadvantage, offering them the support, encouragement and basic financial assistance they need to achieve their goals.

Provides graduate careers information that though not solely arts-centred, may still be useful for some enquiries.

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Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
Scholarships to help crafts people in their careers.

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Royal Academy of Dance
Promotes knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally.

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Online version of the UK Guide to Performing Arts, a title delivered annually to thousands of UK school and sixth-form college leavers keen to pursue training and careers in the UK performance industry.

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Writers Workshop
The Writers' Workshop offers editorial advice to novelists, whether published or unpublished, who need help with a manuscript.

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