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.


Breaking the Stigma Of Mental Health in the Arts 
Thursday 12 November 2020, 16:30 BST / 18:30 SAST

Join our next So You Wanna Work in the Arts webinar: ‘Breaking the Stigma Of Mental Health In The Arts, bringing together panellists from South Africa and the UK for a discussion around the stigma of mental health in the arts, and why there is a stigma. Are there certain things in the arts that contribute to mental health? What more can be done in the way of support?
Chair: Rea Mokone
Panelists: Max Morton, Laura Duthie Coupar
In partnership with Vrystaat Kunstefees in South Africa. 


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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So You Wanna Work in the Arts 

  1. What I Didn’t Learn in School! Black British History – Oct 2020
  2. The Diversity Shift in the Arts – Nov 2020

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