So halfway through my University degree, I found a passion for arts management as well as performance. I think this came about due to the amazing internship positions I was able to do during my 1st and 2nd year.
The world of Arts management stood out for me as I love to be organised and be creative. And this career path seems to answer to all of that. I didn’t want to be stuck at my desk 24/7 I wanted to be meeting companies, going to see exciting new work and then crunching budget numbers at my desk. I wanted a job that would be varied and challenging..
In my final year I started looking at the possibilities of an Arts Management masters degree. But soon after crunching the numbers I realised doing my masters immediately after my bachelors degree wasn’t going to be a possibility.
So I decided to gain practical experience, and the most direct way of doing this was to get a job as an arts administrator for a theatre. I thought due to my degree and all of my voluntary experience it would help me kick off my Arts Management career. (Over confident in retrospect)