Daily Archives: July 19, 2014

Getting work in the creative industries

Creating a way…

University of Manchester Careers Blog

Large_format_camera_lensThe creative & cultural industries are pretty diverse including: Theatre, publishing, art, music, gaming and creative IT roles, film & TV, journalism, social and cultural enterprises.

They all work in slightly different ways depending on funding, private or public sector, not for profit and of course self employment and this can govern to some extent how you will find work.

There are some common themes:

  1. It’s a small world –  be nice to people, tomorrow you could be asking them for a job.
  2. Unpaid internships and working for free to get experience are all too common.
  3. Starting your own business or freelancing is likely to be part of your life at some point.
  4. You are unlikely to have a job for life, portfolio careers are the way forward.

In the creative industries, especially when you are starting out it’s not that easy to find the perfect paid job. You may not…

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Get Creative with Copyright

Excellent resource for copyright…

Hillcroft LRC

CLA Copyright and the Creative Industries bookWhile our Learning Resources Centre (LRC) Manager was following the exhibition track at the Academic and Research Libraries’ Group (ARLG) annual conference at the University of Sussex she picked up this handy guide explaining how copyright works for those working and creating material in the creative industries:

Copyright and the creative industries: a short introduction to copyright and reference guide to related organisations

It lists the contact details of key agencies protecting the rights of the creators.

The Copyright Licensing Agency have an excellent website area CLA Further Education dedicated to how copyright works for those working  in Further Education colleges. Plus they’ve done a guide for students.

There’s also a handy website called Copyright User which explains how copyright protects those who create images, music, film and other works. It’s useful for anyone wanting to copyright the material they have created or use copyrighted material and avoid…

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