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.

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    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

    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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