You know that feeling, you have an email icon appear on your smartphone or tablet and you get those butterflies. It’s that glimmer of hope, that a new casting or that concert you would like to sing at, have you as a confirmed performer. That jaffa cake in your hand takes second proirity, you feel hopeful and you know it’s going to be something special you are about to read. Oh. You have been sent an offer on curtains.
Does this sound familiar? If it does, do not feel despondent. Why? This is because you can create your own opportunities!
You might have seen a rise in the number of fellow artists in the industry, taking the bull by the horns and creating their own theatre companies, choirs and general opportunities for themselves as well as others. Don’t feel daunted it’s a case of simply playing on your strengths and having a goal in mind. If you want to write and produce your own plays, do it. Make if happen.
OK, you may very well be thinking how? Start researching and immersing yourself in the part of the industry you want to involve yourself and be part of your very own initiative. Being just around creative’s and their ideas, soaking in knowledge and information, is simply invaluable. Remember there are others with the same fears and dreams as you. The arts should be a community, a network of support.
Have confidence in your ability, start believing that what you have to offer the arts industry is of worth, it is, so please believe it. What you envision creating is not just a dream, it can be a reality. Nothing is easy in the arts, but it will be worth it when you have created that work.