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One of the largest, internationally renowned private collections focusing on paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the late 16th to the 18th century is seeking to appoint, starting on January 1, 2023, a Director (m/f/div) As Director, you will be responsible for the strategic orientation of the collections and representing them in both national and […]
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Balbir Singh Dance Company seeks an International Dance Producer Salary: negotiable Location: Europe Balbir Singh Dance Company seeks to bring on board an experienced International Dance Producer on a freelance basis, to work with the company on its international development plans as an Arts Council England – National Portfolio Organisation, over the next two years. […]
We are accepting applications in the US and Internationally. The Art Without Boundaries Association is seeking mature, experienced, self-directed, compassionate visual artists to train in a very special therapy used with autistic children, stroke patients, and adults suffering with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Must be able to paint, have internet access, two years of higher education, be able to speak and read English fluently…
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Galerie Maria Bernheim seeks a full-time Gallery Director. The position reports to the Gallery Founder and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. The ideal candidate has at least five years related experience. Superior communication skills, the ability to time manage and meet deadlines, is required. This position will involve contact with curators, artists, and clients, therefore […]
The Development Department offers three to six month internships throughout the year. Applications are received on a rolling basis. Voluntary role: Development Intern Hours: Three days per week, 10 – 4pm with availability for morning/evening events when required. Reports to: Development Coordinator Background Founded in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is one of the oldest public galleries […]
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Website and digital manager.
- Islington, London (Greater) with some home / hybrid working
- £38,000 gross per annum
- THE CRAFTS COUNCIL
Crafts Council seeks an experienced website and digital lead to manage our digital platforms, tools and processes.
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Chief Executive and Creative Director
- £60,000 - £68,000 (depending on experience)
The key purpose of the Chief Executive and Creative Director is to offer exceptional leadership for ARC.
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BRIT Kids - Kings Cross - Screen Acting Teacher - Saturdays
- Kngs Cross, London (Greater)
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Young Creatives Producer
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Our Creative Collaboration (CC) department is looking for a Young Creatives Producer to lead and deliver Barbican’s learning programmes.
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Course Leader BA (Hons) Photography
- Elephant And Castle, London (Greater)
- £50,961 to £61,398 per annum
- UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON
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ACCOUNT EXEC FOR AWARD WINNING PR/ COMMS AGENCY- ARTS/TRAVEL/LIFESTYLE/ROCK
- CENTRAL LONDON
- Rose Arts Ltd
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Sales and Membership Coordinator
- London (Central), London (Greater)
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A visual arts charity, Mall Galleries hosts 30 exhibitions per year. This role manages art sales and develops the Friends membership scheme.
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Landing an international art job might seem daunting, but a fine arts job abroad might be closer than you think! There are many positions in the art and fine arts communities abroad, so it may be easier to land in international job than in your own community. Adding an international job to your artist resume will set you up for success in future applications and interviews.
Cities such as London, Tokyo, and Barcelona are well-known for their contributions to the modern art community and the business of fine arts. However, these cities can also be expensive and extremely competitive. The list below outlines a few other options beyond these famous hubs that are perfect for up-and-coming artists.
São Paulo, Brazil is famous for beaches and parties, but there are several areas of the city that breed creativity in emerging and exciting mediums. Outside of the bright, politically-relevant street art that covers São Paulo, artists are dabbling in neon and concept art. The city is supportive of young talent and the art community is welcoming of newcomers.
Jakarta, Indonesia is the place to be if you specialize in digital art. Indonesia is exploding with all things technology and internet related, and the artists here are no exception. If you have a good mind for business and are considering an art-related start-up, this is the place to be for both funding and support. Jakarta is the spot where creativity meets business.
Macau, People’s Republic of China might at first seem like an unexpected choice for an emerging artist. It’s also possible you’ve never heard of it before - as a playground for the wealthy it might not be on your radar quite yet. Under the glitzy surface, Macau has some neighborhoods and organizations that are incredibly supportive of artists. Due to the resources in the city, artists can run with their ideas and might even be able to get funding for it.
Berlin, Germany is a little different than the other cities on this list because it probably comes as no surprise that it’s still at the center of the art world. Photography, design, fashion, and fine art are all thriving in this metropolis. What might be surprising is the affordability of living and working in Berlin - a studio apartment is about $800 per month and public transportation and food are affordable. If you can find a way to live in Berlin, you should.
Depending on your specific medium or specialization, you might consider another location that’s not on this list. For example artists who specialize in art restoration would want to consider Florence , while those who want to work in fashion or design should think about Paris or Milan.
There’s no secret formula on how to get an art job abroad or what type of position will end up fitting with an applicant’s skills and interests. The benefit to being an artist is that technically artists can take their work anywhere and find inspiration along the way. New experiences, cultures, and ways of living can give a artists different perspective and lead to deeper and more connected pieces.
However, everyone needs to earn a paycheck. There are two different mindsets for being a working artist abroad. One option is to move to a top choice destination, take an unrelated job, and produce and show work on the side. This allows artists to make a name for themselves and build connections with galleries and other exhibition spaces. The second strategy is to accept any art-related position offered, regardless of the location, in order to boost your resume and gain experience.
Fine arts jobs abroad to consider include jobs as art teachers, assistant curators (usually for lesser known galleries), assisting with art publications, photographers, and graphic designers. Another excellent avenue is to consider administration roles in art and fine arts. Art schools, museums, and organizations need people to run them, and these positions give artists excellent insight into the international art world while allowing them to build their networks for future jobs or exhibitions.
Learning the local language will be helpful in being more marketable and competitive for potential positions and will also give artists a bigger pool of jobs to draw from. However, in many locations in Europe as well as big cities throughout the world, this might not be a consideration especially if artist can solidify a position with an English-speaking organization.
Getting paid as a working artist while living abroad is a challenge. Consider what sort of external funding you can get for your work before you nail down the destination. Many countries offer artist grants for specific mediums, festivals, public art, or that are exclusively designed for new or emerging artists. Western Europe has historically been the leader of these types of grants, which can support artists through free studio space, connection with other established artists, materials, and a commission for the completed piece. Grants are competitive and require a lot of work, but if you have a good body of work in your portfolio you should consider researching and applying for a few that fit your style and motivation.
Freelancing is another option for artists, depending on your medium. Graphic design, photography, film, and other computer-based mediums lend themselves perfectly to working internationally. You can set your own rates based on the cost of living in your chosen country while becoming involved in local art events in your own community. Regardless of where you choose to live and work abroad, it’s important to build a few connections before you move. This will help with culture shock as well as give you a good idea of daily life in the new country before you go. It’s also vital to maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date website so you have an online portfolio that is accessible from anywhere.
For entry level artists or recent art school graduates, art jobs abroad allow you to get an idea of how other countries value and approach fine art, since this can be quite different from the U.S., which has historically not placed a high emphasis on funding the arts. By showing your work internationally, your artist resume will stand out and could help you land future exhibitions.
Working as an international artist is a dream for many people, however it’s important to remember that very few people actually get to the point of being a recognized international artist. Before beginning a search for an international art job, be reasonable about expectations of what this position will actually look like and outline how it will bring you closer towards your artistic and career goals.
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Art therapists use visual art media to help people who struggle to express their feelings verbally to confront difficult, and often distressing, emotional issues
As an art therapist you'll use art as a medium to enable clients to communicate in a safe environment and to help them reflect on emotional issues and gain confidence and self-awareness.
Clients can include children and adults with:
- emotional and behavioural difficulties
- learning or physical disabilities
- life-limiting conditions
- mental ill health
- neurological conditions
- physical illnesses
- speech and language difficulties.
Therapy may be carried out in group or one-to-one settings.
Those who are referred to an art therapist don't need to have experience of, or be any good at, art.
You may work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as psychologists, speech and language therapists, social workers and occupational therapists, as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Art therapists are also known as art psychotherapists and both job titles are legally protected by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
As an art therapist, you'll need to:
- assess the needs of your clients by listening and providing guidance
- work creatively with various client groups in a therapeutic setting, ensuring a safe and secure environment
- encourage clients to experiment with a range of art materials such as clay, paint, ink, pastels and paper
- enable clients to explore their artwork and the process they used to create it
- assess and understand your clients' feelings or temperament
- communicate through art and a shared art experience to support your clients and facilitate positive changes in their behaviour, communication and wellbeing
- constructively challenge the behaviour and attitude of your clients
- attend meetings and case conferences to share ideas, expertise and good practice
- keep up to date with administration tasks, such as maintaining records, and writing reports, letters and reviews of assessment and treatment
- maintain art therapy space and materials
- receive support and discuss ideas in individual supervision
- explore opportunities for work where they may not currently exist
- present a case to other professionals on reasons for employing an art therapist
- keep up to date with developments in the profession by attending seminars, lectures, and workshops.
- Jobs in the NHS are usually covered by the Agenda for Change (AfC) Pay Rates consisting of nine pay bands. As a newly qualified art therapist, your starting salary is likely to be £32,306 (band 6), rising up the pay scale to £39,027.
- Experienced NHS art therapists can earn between £40,057 and £45,839 (band 7). NHS senior and principal art therapists can earn salaries ranging from £47,126 to £53,219 (band 8a).
- Fees for arts therapists working on a self-employed, sessional basis are negotiated with the organisation you're undertaking the work for and will vary depending on a range of factors, including your experience. As a guide, they typically range from £50 to £70 per hour for individual sessions, plus £40 per hour for administrative activities such as note writing or attending meetings.
- Fees for 90 minute face-to-face group art therapy sessions typically range from £70 to £90 per hour, plus 30 minutes for setting up, clearing up and writing notes or reports charged at £40 per hour.
Salary levels vary depending on your employer, the sector you work in, your location, clinical experience and whether you work part time or are self-employed.
Self-employed therapists should also take into account other factors such as whether the accommodation they use for art therapy sessions is rented. They must also have their own professional indemnity insurance.
Income data from the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and Health Careers . Figures are intended as a guide only.
Income figures are intended as a guide only.
Working hours within the NHS are mainly 9am to 5pm. If you work in private practice, your hours may be more varied to fit around your clients and can involve some weekends and evenings.
Opportunities exist for part-time and portfolio working. Many art therapists are self-employed.
What to expect
- Some art therapists divide their working time between the NHS, private practice and teaching, and many combine art therapy with other types of related work.
- The availability of jobs depends on your client group and where you are based. London and the South of England employ the greatest number of art therapists, as well as cities where training courses are based. However, jobs are available in most parts of the UK as key employers include social services, local authorities and the NHS. Art therapists in private practice may take referrals from these organisations, although you'll also have to generate your own work through a range of activities, including networking.
- You may have to travel between employers during the week. You may also have to travel to attend residential courses, seminars and workshops.
- Career breaks are possible but keeping up to date with developments in the profession through attending courses and maintaining established networks is vital.
To practise as an art therapist in the UK you must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) . In order to register, you must successfully complete an HCPC-approved postgraduate qualification in art therapy or art psychotherapy. All UK approved courses lead to a professional qualification and eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC and membership of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) .
You'll usually need a first degree in fine art, visual arts or art and design to get a place on a postgraduate course. However, other graduates with experience of working in health, education or social care may be accepted if they have a commitment to the practice of the visual arts and personal involvement in art making. Relevant degree subjects include:
- occupational therapy
- social work.
Some courses may also accept graduates with degrees in the humanities, social sciences or sciences.
Applicants without a degree may be accepted by some course providers if they have an equivalent professional qualification and significant relevant experience. Entry requirements vary between providers so check with them individually. For an up-to-date list of course providers, search the list of HCPC-approved education and training programmes .
Course providers require you to have experience of artistic practice and will ask to see a portfolio of recent artwork.
Full-time postgraduate courses usually take two years, with part-time courses lasting three years. As part of the training, you'll undertake personal therapy and a clinical placement.
There are a range of introductory and foundation courses available, aimed at those thinking about a career in art therapy. For details, see BAAT - Introduction and Foundation Courses .
All students are subject to a criminal records check.
You'll need to have:
- an interest in, and commitment to, the visual arts
- excellent communication skills
- strong observation and listening skills
- the ability to gain your clients' trust, facilitate learning and encourage participation
- analytical skills in order to assess clients for art therapy and other treatment interventions
- the capacity to empathise with people who may have difficulties in communicating either their feelings or their pain
- the ability to work effectively with individuals and in groups
- creativity and imagination
- planning and organisation skills to manage a caseload of clients
- an understanding of client confidentiality and dealing with sensitive issues
- a flexible and resourceful approach to work
- sensitivity, emotional stability and an ability to recognise your own strengths and weaknesses
- the ability to remain calm in distressing or emotionally charged situations
- business, administration and entrepreneurial skills.
You may need a full driving licence and access to a car.
You'll need to have at least a year's relevant work experience (either paid or voluntary) for entry on to a postgraduate training course. It doesn't have to be art-related but should involve working in a professional capacity with vulnerable people, such as children with learning or behavioural challenges, the elderly, homeless or adults with mental ill health. Relevant settings include health, social services, education, special needs, charities and community/youth centres. This work experience can be done part time, rather than in one full year.
Consider approaching the art therapy departments of NHS trusts, prisons and special hospitals, special needs schools and hospices to see if they provide work experience or work shadowing opportunities. Be aware, however, that art therapy is practised in a confidential setting and so work shadowing may not always be possible.
Previous experience of working on community arts projects is also useful.
Find out more about the different kinds of work experience and internships that are available.
The availability of jobs may depend on organisations gaining funding for particular projects and you may work for more than one organisation.
- children, adolescent and adult services
- community centres
- drug and alcohol dependency treatment units
- education services
- hospices and other therapeutic centres
- mental health projects
- museums and galleries
- the NHS and the private health sector
- the prison and probation service
- schools (pre-school, primary and secondary)
- school support centres (special and mainstream)
- social services.
Many art therapists start their career as self-employed, sessional workers in order to develop their experience and work portfolio. Although not essential, BAAT recommends that you get some clinical experience working within an organisation, either as employed or self-employed, before taking on private practice. This is so that you can refine your assessment skills and knowledge of the statutory regulations and to strengthen your clinical skills.
You should then be in a stronger position to work in private practice, where you will generate your own work through networking, making speculative applications, writing business proposals and giving presentations to potential employers. Find out more about self-employment .
Look for job vacancies at:
- BAAT - jobs are circulated monthly to members.
- Local Government Jobs and the job pages of local government websites.
- NHSScotland Jobs
Qualified private practitioners and supervisors with BAAT membership and at least two years' full time supervised clinical practice (or part-time equivalent) can apply to have a listing on the BAAT Find an Art Therapist search facility.
Continuing professional development (CPD) is an essential part of continuing registration with the HCPC. Registered art therapists must also undergo regular clinical supervision from a recognised supervisor.
Membership of the BAAT is useful for career development and networking opportunities. They offer a number of CPD opportunities at discounted rates, including a range of psychotherapeutic training and related courses. Courses on setting up in private practice are also available. They also advertise courses run by external providers. For more information, see BAAT - Courses & Conferences .
The BAAT also offers the Level 6 Accredited Supervision Diploma , which provides qualified practitioners with the skills and knowledge needed to provide effective evidence-based supervision to other art therapists and trainees.
It's also possible to undertake art therapy research at PhD level.
Although there isn't one fixed career path within the profession, with experience you may move into a management role, leading a team of therapists or managing a therapy unit. You may also consider going into training roles alongside your usual therapy work and run short courses for other art therapists.
There are opportunities to combine work with different client groups and organisations, as well as combining art therapy with other roles such as community artist, teacher or professional artist.
Many therapists progress by developing expertise in areas such as:
- the autistic spectrum
- children with learning difficulties
- forensic medicine
- palliative care
- stroke and head injuries.
You can also join regional groups of therapists, which focus on the needs of art therapy in a particular field, and exchange ideas and methods of working through peer review. It's usual to get a broad portfolio of work experience before deciding to specialise.
There are also opportunities for research and to work in higher education with trainees on one of the postgraduate training courses.
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