As a creative person I would encourage a person of any age to explore jobs in the arts, hobbies in the arts, therapies in the arts. You get the idea. I value the arts. Making stuff is good for the soul. But as a parent it can be scary to encourage your child to choose an occupation in the arts that may or may not appear to be able to support a family.
Jobs in the arts….
When you picture careers in the arts do you picture fancy people with exotic accents painting whatever their heart desires? Artists of any kind may or may not be fancy and fine artists certainly have their place. But what’s exciting to me is there is an entire array of jobs that have roots in the creative.
Kids today have have job options that didn’t even exist when my forty year old butt was sitting in a high school classroom taking a career placement test. (Helloooo….blogging.)
It’s worth a conversation…
It’s worth pointing out that making stuff isn’t just for fun. Making stuff or teaching other people how to make stuff can be a job that pays your bill and feeds your creative drive.
This conversation can start young. Don’t wait till the career placement test days to plant the seed that the arts are a viable occupation!
Use this free graphic organizer below to help kids brainstorm jobs in the arts. Some are obvious and some less so!
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Display your excitement….
I know how exciting it is to make money doing something that you love. I want my kids and the kids I teach to have their eyes open wide to the possibilities that are out there for them!
Use these five pages of free printables for an eye catching display about the enormous variety of jobs in the arts that exist!
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Are jobs in the arts a sure thing?
Nope. Is your teaching a job or sales job a sure thing? Nopers.
Let’s be honest; it doesn’t matter what your chosen occupation is. Life is full of ups and downs and ebbing and flowing. That’s life. Might as well enjoy it along the way!