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Want to work in the arts, but don’t know what you might do? Think you need to know someone to get in? Phoebe and Ankur work at Sadler’s Wells, a leading dance organisation working to change the perceptions and realities of working in the creative industries. Listen to their conversations with people under 40 who are killing it in the worlds of dance, theatre, museums and more to hear about the variety of roles that exist and how you could find your way in. 
Arts Work is brought to you by Sadler’s Wells in association with Barclays Dance Pass. 
@Sadlers_wells  

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Arts Work Sadler's Wells

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Want to work in the arts, but don’t know what you might do? Think you need to know someone to get in? Phoebe and Ankur work at Sadler’s Wells, a leading dance organisation working to change the perceptions and realities of working in the creative industries. Listen to their conversations with people under 40 who are killing it in the worlds of dance, theatre, museums and more to hear about the variety of roles that exist and how you could find your way in. 
Arts Work is brought to you by Sadler’s Wells in association with Barclays Dance Pass. 
@Sadlers_wells  

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    Kathryn Bilyard: arts activist

    Kathryn Bilyard: arts activist

    Phoebe speaks to Kathryn about how she set up ARTCRY—a politically responsive, public art fund that gives applicants a decision within 7 days. 
    She talks about how she noticed a lack of political artwork in the public realm like the memorable artistic protests of the 1980s. She explains part of why that work didn’t exist was there was no existing fund to support reactionary artwork with a lead time of anything less than 6 weeks. In solving that problem, Kathryn came up with ARTCRY. 
    Kathryn explains how she used professional networks and input from artists to refine the initial idea. She also discusses the skill set she built as a theatre producer that proved instrumental in building the partnerships that took ARTCRY from idea to reality. 
    Kathryn’s experience shows that if you notice a gap in the market, something that you think should exist but doesn’t, you might be the perfect person to build it. 
    Arts Work is brought to you by Sadler’s Wells in association with Barclays Dance Pass.   
    You can find:    
    transcripts and details on the full series here   more information on Barclays Dance Pass here   follow Sadler's Wells on Twitter @Sadlers_Wells  more information on ARTCRY here follow ARTCRY on Twitter @ARTCRY1  
     Kathryn mentions:
    Improbable 
    What next 
    Emergency Exit Arts  

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    • 33 min
    Phil Douglas: arts producer

    Phil Douglas: arts producer

    Ankur speaks to Phil (he/him) about how his journey as a producer began by running a one-off queer club night and has led him to creating one of the UK’s biggest arts festivals dedicated to LGBTQIA+ culture.  
    He explains how he initiated long-overdue conversations about queer representation within larger arts institutions, which led to long-lasting partnerships. He talks through how he applied for, then allocated, funding and support from multiple sources to help him create the first iteration of Curious Festival. 
    Phil shares how he came to feel comfortable with the title and responsibilities of ‘producer’. He talks about how positive role models helped him give himself permission to be confident when networking and building collaborations to expand the cultural offerings in the North East of England.  
    Phil’s experience shows the power of identifying a gap in the market and harnessing your own perspective, entrepreneurship and creative energy to bring new ideas and ventures to life. 
    Arts Work is brought to you by Sadler’s Wells in association with Barclays Dance Pass.   
     
    You can find:    
    transcripts and details on the full series here   more information on Barclays Dance Pass here   follow Sadler's Wells on Twitter @Sadlers_Wells  more information on Curious Arts here follow Curious Arts on Twitter @CuriousArts 


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    • 42 min
    Ivan Blackstock: multidisciplinary artist

    Ivan Blackstock: multidisciplinary artist

    Ankur speaks to Ivan Blackstock about the many hats he wears as an artist and how he stays true to himself across the disciplines of dance, theatre, film and music, to name a few.
    Ivan talks about creating spaces such as CRXSSPLATFXRM, to showcase new work and enable collaborations in hip hop and street culture. He talks about going between the worlds of performing at Sadler’s Wells and choreographing Beyoncé’s BROWN SKIN GIRL video.
    Ivan shares how self-guided learning, especially through social media, is core to how he continues to grow as an artist. He talks about how he has built up a community of collaborators over the years, who are also his greatest supporters and who help him in times of self-doubt.
    Ivan’s experience is a great example of how to build a body of work within existing organisations and within new contexts that you create. His story is a testament to a two- way street that makes the best artists: when you learn from and pave the way for the artists around you, you develop yourself.
    Arts Work is brought to you by Sadler’s Wells in association with Barclays Dance Pass.   
     
    You can find:    
    transcripts and details on the full series here   more information on Barclays Dance Pass here   follow Sadler's Wells on Twitter @Sadlers_Wells  follow Ivan on Twitter @ivanblackstock And follow CRXSSPLATFXRM on Twitter @crxssplatfxrm
    Ivan also mentions:
    Birdgang 
    BROWN SKIN GIRL video

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    • 36 min
    Morayo Sodipo: marketing and communications specialist

    Morayo Sodipo: marketing and communications specialist

    Phoebe speaks to Morayo about how her love of writing helped her pivot careers—from chemical engineering to marketing and communications in the arts.  
    Morayo shares how she realised that she needed to change jobs, what she did to make sure she knew it was the right decision and who helped her along the way. She also talks about how her love of telling stories is at the heart of her role at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.
     
    Morayo’s experience shows that you could be great at marketing and communications if you’re curious about what makes people tick and enjoy telling people about the things you love. It also shows that you can transition into the creative sector, especially if you’re driven by a passion for the work, the organisation or the role you’re after. 
    Arts Work is brought to you by Sadler’s Wells in association with Barclays Dance Pass.   
    You can find:   
    transcripts and details on the full series here  more information on Barclays Dance Pass here  follow Sadler's Wells on Twitter @Sadlers_Wells follow Morayo on Twitter here @MoRay_13 And follow the Royal Exchange Theatre on Twitter @rxtheatre 
    Mo’s resource recommendations:  
    The Drum 
    Arts Marketing Association 
    Bozoma Saint John @badassboz  
    Campaign 
    Skylar Marchai
    Digital Culture Network 
    Google Digital Garage 

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    • 37 min
    Adam Koszary: social media content manager

    Adam Koszary: social media content manager

    Ankur speaks to Adam Koszary who’s built a career by helping museums and galleries craft social media content out of their vast collections of historic objects. Adam’s currently a social media and content manager for the Royal Academy of Art, and he discusses the roles he’s had that led to this point. 
    He tells us about creating viral Tweets featuring animals for the Museum of English Rural Life (Absolute Unit, Chicken in Trousers and Merlin the Bat .) He talks about how these Tweets connected the museum to new audiences, and turned into memes which lead to a job offer at Tesla. He shares what he loves about his job--crafting stories and conversations out of museum collections and making people laugh.  
    Adam’s experience is a great example of how you can take something you’re passionate about and the skills you have from being a social media native and turn them into a job that makes a difference.  
    Arts Work is brought to you by Sadler’s Wells in association with Barclays Dance Pass.  
    You can find:  
    transcripts and details on the full series here more information on Barclays Dance Pass here more information on Adam’s work herefollow Sadler's Wells on Twitter @Sadlers_Wellsfollow Adam on Twitter here @AdamKoszary And follow the Royal Academy of Art on Twitter @RoyalAcademy

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    • 42 min
    Edilia Gänz: arts fundraiser

    Edilia Gänz: arts fundraiser

    Phoebe speaks to Edilia Gänz who has been at the heart of innovating the way opera and ballet are funded. She is the Director of FEDORA, a platform dedicated to early-stage funding for artists and projects across Europe. 
    In this episode, Edilia breaks down the multiple ways the arts are funded. She explains the way her job balances creativity and data. She describes the art of connecting donors to projects they will be passionate about.  
    Edilia’s experience shows us how crucial fundraising roles are to the creative industries, and how your skills and interests could be valuable in these jobs.  
    Arts Work is brought to you by Sadler’s Wells in association with Barclays Dance Pass.  
    You can find:  
    transcripts and details on the full series here more information on Barclays Dance Pass heremore information on FEDORA herefollow Sadler's Wells on Twitter @Sadlers_Wellsand follow Fedora on Twitter @FEDORA_Platform


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    • 39 min

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