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Arts and Culture
Sector-specific resources for job seekers in the performance arts sector.
Books
  • Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit (792.028023 Fri)
    ,”You’ll learn how to launch your commercial acting career and more important, how to sustain it and be successful.”
  • An Actor’s Business (792.028023 Rei)
    Do you have what it takes to be an actor?
  • An Actor’s Guide - Making It In New York City (792.028023 Alt)
    ,”Everything a working actor needs to survive and succeed in the Big Apple.”
  • Becoming A Graphic Designer (741.602373 Hel)
    Up-to-date profiles of today’s career opportunities in graphic design.
  • Blumenfeld’s Dictionary of Acting And Show Business (790.2003 Blu)
    the author combines his expertise from years of experience in show business to present a work that is comprehensive and user-friendly.
  • Careers for Color Connoisseurs (331.7617 Gol)
    This book gives you ideas for careers where you can use your flare for color and the visual world.
  • Create Your Art Career (702.3 Sch)
    Practical tools, visualizations, and self-assessment exercises for empowerment and success.
  • Culltural Industries.ca (338.4770071 Cul)
    A thought provoking look at Canada’s print, sound, image and new media industries.
  • Fast Track Photographer Business Plan (770.68 San)
    Build a successful photography venture from the ground up.
  • Great Jobs for Music Majors (780.2373 Gol)
    Profiles the possible careers in the music field and guides music majors through the job search process.
  • How To Create A Portfolio & Get Hired (741.6023 Tay)
    A guide for graphic designers and illustrators.
  • How To Record Your Own Music And Get It On The Internet (781.49 Cou)
    The musician’s guide to recording, mixing, and marketing your music.
  • How To Start And Run A Commercial Art Gallery (708.0068 Win)
    ,”A comprehensive reference for any gallery owner.”
  • Opportunities in Visual Arts Careers (331.7617 Sal)
    ,”a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures and experience required to enter the field of visual arts,”
  • So You Want To Be In Musicals? (792.6028 Hen)
    An insider’s guide to achieving that dream career - by one of the brightest stars in musical theatre.
  • Start & Run an Art Teaching Business (707.1 Fre)
    a step by step approach to starting your own successful art teaching business whether at home or rented studio.
  • Start and Run a Graphic Design Business (741.6068 Hug)
    ,”Turn your passion for graphic design into a business,”.
  • The Artist’s Compass: The Complete Guide To Building A life In The Perfrming Arts (791.023 Moo)
    The author knows first hand what it’s like to struggle to succeed as an artist. She offers practical advice on how to make it as a performer.
  • The Successful Artist’s Career Guide (331.7617 Peo)
    Finding your way in the business of art
  • The Theatre and You : A Beginning (792 Cas)
    an introduction to the fascinating world of theatre.
  • You Can Act (792.028 Bro)
    a complete guide for aspiring actors.
Web Sites
  • Alliance for Arts and Culture
    (www.allianceforarts.com/job-board)
    Vancouver based organization whose mission is to be a strong voice for the arts and culture community.
  • Artists in Canada
    (www.artistsincanada.com)
    A national directory of internet links to artists and art resources.
  • Creative Hotlist
    (www.creativehotlist.com)
    Part of the Commarts Network and a premium career resource for the professional creative marketplace.
  • Cultural Human Resources Council
    (www.culturalhrc.ca)
    A great place for Canadian artists and cultural workers to start their job search!
  • Culture Works
    (www.cultureworks.ca/jobs/index.asp)
    Billed as the "virtual career resource centre" for Canada’s cultural community.
  • Entertainment Careers
    (www.entertainmentcareers.net)
    ,”A job board for those in film, television and live theatre.”
  • Media Job Search
    (www.mediajobsearchcanada.com)
    ,”job search site for media professionals.”
  • OffStageJobs
    (offstagejobs.com)
    A source for behind-the-scenes jobs in the live entertainment industry.
  • Playbill
    (www.playbill.com)
    Check the Casting and Jobs area of this site for job opportunities throughout the USA and Canada
  • Work in Culture
    (www.workinculture.ca)
    Culture Careers Council of Ontario has job listings in Ontario’s arts and culture community.
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