I want to work in...Performance

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

If you need any further information or clarification please Email us

Sector overview

Overview of the creative arts sector

Typical job profiles




COVID-19 support

Creative Scotland - COVID-19 funding and resource directory


Useful online resources

A Career in Community Music Sound Sense

A Career with Music..? Sound Sense

Creative Choices Creative & Cultural Sector Skills Council

Creative Scotland National Leader for Scotland's arts, screen and creative industries

Dance House National Dance Agency (in Glasgow). Includes useful "Links" section

Dancebase National Centre for Dance (in Edinburgh). Includes useful "Links" section

Get into Theatre

Guide to songwriting and the music business BBC Radio 2 

London Academy of Media, Film and TV Media-related courses incl. TV/radio presenting, acting

International Showcase Music Business Guide

Music industry career profiles BBC Radio 1 

Music Industry Links MPA

MusicWeek Music industry news, directory, job & courses

Royal Academy of Dance RAD

The Stage


Job sites and specialist recruiters


Arts Culture Media Jobs ACM

ArtsJobFinder Recruitment service of Arts Professional (magazine) 

Artsjobster UK arts related vacancies

Entertainers Worldwide Jobs

Scottish Music Centre Includes job vacancies section

See also Health and Wellbeing for details of music and drama therapy.


Professional bodies

Association of British Orchestras ABO. Includes "Useful links" section 

British Phonographic Industry BPI

Council for Dance Education and Training CDET. Useful "Link" and "Answers for dancers" sections

Dance UK


Foundation for Community Dance

Incorporated Society of Musicians ISM Includes professional careers info sheets

National Association of Youth Theatres

Sound Sense UK development agency for community music


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn Alumni Tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.