The arts requires talented administrators as much as it requires creatives. Arts administrators in organisations supply the business acumen needed to ensure that deadlines are met, workers are paid, creative endeavors are advertised, and income is made. In no small part, arts administrators ensure the continuation of the arts as a sector.

If needed, do some preliminary research on the kinds of administration roles that exist within the arts.

Next, take stock of your personal and professional experience. Consider any administration skills or qualifications you may already have - these can be as simple as experience in customer service or working in an office.

Next, assess where your personal interests lie.

  • Do you have a particular interest in a specific art-form? (e.g. ballet, poetry, comedy) What types of administrators does this art-form require?

  • Do you have a particular interest in a specific administrative skill set? (e.g. finance, marketing) What art-forms require this skill set?


  • Business Development

  • Front of House

  • Finance


  • Marketing

  • Human Resources

  • Management

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  • Leadership

  • Networks

  • Events

  • Mentorship

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LEarning REsources

Wherever you are on your learning journey we have some resources on setting up an effective learning environment and behaviours. You can find these at our Learning Resources page. Areas include;

  • Learning Library

  • Creating a Learning Plan

  • Studying + Working from Home

Make it Better

The Learning Hub is designed for self-directed learning and development, to assist you in growing your personal and professional skills as you see fit. It is a free and democratic resource that adapts as the creative landscape changes; the sections and links you see are just examples of what is possible.

We invite everyone to build upon this current structure, to make the Learning Hub a state-wide go-to for all artists and arts workers seeking development and for anyone considering a career in the arts. All ideas, feedback or content suggestions are warmly welcomed through the Make It Better contributors portal.