So You Wanna Work in the Arts is a free series of webinars discussing 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 our wider Creative Talent Programme which offers artistic, strategic and business support to young emerging artists.

Our online series was first launched at International Youth Arts Festival: Digifest in July 2020. Read more about the previous webinars below, and listen via our Youtube Channel.

Creative Talent Programme is supported by Arts Council England.


What I Didn’t Learn In School! Black British History
Monday 26 October 2020, 20:00 – 21:00 BST
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.


Find out more about the webinars that we have held so far and subscribe to our Youtube channel to receive updates about the latest recordings.

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Entering a New Arts World Debates

  1. Life after and during Coronavirus
  2. Kickstarting a Diversity Shift in the Arts
  3. Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Arts
  4. Digital Revolution in the Arts

Practical Advice Sessions

  1. So You Wanna Get Funding
  2. So You Wanna Be a Woman in Stand-Up
  3. So You Wanna Run Away to the Circus
  4. So You Wanna Work Internationally
  5. So You Wanna Dance