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Artistic Director

Artistic Directors determine and oversee implementation of artistic policies for performing arts organisations such as theatre companies, dance companies, music ensembles, festivals or venues.

Overview

Artistic Directors determine and oversee implementation of artistic policies for performing arts organisations such as theatre companies, dance companies, music ensembles, festivals or venues.

Day-to-day

  • manages artistic and media productions to meet quality, cost and timing specifications
  • formulates and develops organisations' artistic policies and selects and plans organisations' artistic programs
  • hiring and managing artistic staff.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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To become an Artistic Director

  • Extensive experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability is needed to work as an Artistic Director. In addition, you usually need a formal qualification in performing arts or another related field. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

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