Creativity in uncertain times

The coronavirus pandemic has turned many lives upside down; and the arts industry is not immune to this. It is natural to feel uninspired during this time. Perhaps your work has transitioned online and you are craving physical contact. Maybe you were planning to tour your album, but now you are working out ways to do this online. Whatever your …

How to Optimize Social Media

Whether you are a singer, DJ, dancer, director, script writer or actor, social media is your best friend. With millions of people connected to social media platforms, it has never been easier to link up with other creatives, and as a result, the world has become a much smaller place. Now, finding people all over the world involved in your …

How to Control Nerves

Everyone gets nervous. Whether it’s an audition, interview or a performance, it’s totally normal to have that butterfly-feeling in your stomach. Despite how you may feel about them, nerves can be good and if you channel them in the right way, they can help you. Here’s how to control your nerves and use them to your advantage. Accept that you …

Dealing with Setbacks

Setbacks and failures are a normal part of life. Without them, we wouldn’t appreciate the successes. It’s important to remember that the creative arts is a competitive industry; particularly if you are a performer. We have compiled our best tips for handling rejection so that you begin to feel better the next time you experience it. Change how you perceive …

5 Steps to making a Short Film – For Beginners

Nowadays with accessibility to affordable equipment and software, it has never been easier to create your own film. We have created a 5-step guide to help you create your first creation. Mind-map and story-boarding: The first step is to outline your theme. Is the film going to address a certain topic? Is that topic going to be educational or entertaining? …

Looking for Acting Representation?

©Fabio Pagani via Canva.com Signing with a reputable acting agency can significantly propel an actors career forward. The job of an agency is to find actors paid acting work; whether that be on television, film, theatre or commercials. There can be a lot of confusion surrounding agencies but one important thing to note is that agencies will never ask you …

Health and Well-being for Creatives

©Elly Fairytale via Canva.com The creative industries are engaging, fun and diverse. Whether it’s the television industry, the music industry or the theatre industry, entertainment has played an important role in public morale. They provide an escape and bring a smile to many peoples faces. However, we often overlook the mental well-being of those working in the industry; those who …

Releasing Music Independently

©Sound On via Canva.com Long gone are the days of legalistic, complicated contracts and record labels that have dominated the industry. Now artists can write, record and release music from their bedrooms. With the rise of streaming platforms and access to affordable recording equipment, it has never been easier to release music independently. Here are some pro’s and con’s for …