Resources for Theater & Performing Art Students


Theater & Performing Art students! We've done the work for you. These resources can help you figure out your next career move.

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WHICH INTERNSHIPS TO TARGET?

  • Theater Internships

  • Acting Internships

  • Dance Internships

  • Performance Artist Studio Internships

  • Choreography Internships

  • Theater/Film Direction Internships

  • Stage Management Internships

  • Lighting Design/Special Effects Internships

  • Playwright Internships

  • Production Internships

  • Artistic Direction Internships

  • Set Design Internships

  • Booking Agency Internships

WHICH COMPANIES TO WORK FOR?

  • Theater/Dance/Performing Arts Companies

  • Non for profit Theaters

  • Commercial Theaters

  • Booking Agencies

  • Cultural Institutions

  • Theater/TV/Film Production Companies

LINKS TO CHECK OUT

CAREER / JOB BOARDS

  • Art Jobs - Comprehensive, up-to-date national listings of jobs, internships, fellowships and other employment opportunities in the arts. Contact Fine Arts Career Services for the username and password.

  • Showbiz Jobs - search engine for all types of jobs in the entertainment industry.

  • Theater Job Boards - Theatre Job Board is an online listing of off-stage, backstage, front-of-house, box-office, technical, creative administrative & educational job openings and more!

  • Playbill - Find your next theatre job here, with casting calls, acting auditions, performing arts administrative, design, technical, stage, internships and other Broadway opportunities.

  • Offstage Jobs - This job board offers a compilation of the most recent listings for available positions in the theater world.

WEBSITES & TOOLS

  • Playbill Online - this site provides a wealth of information for both theatre goers and professionals.

  • Broadway World - is a theatre news website based in New York City that publishes daily coverage of Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional, and international theatre.

  • The Playwrights Center - an incubator of new work for the stage, and the nation’s most powerful resource for playwrights

  • Theatre Communications Group - The national organization for the American theatre with over 440 member theaters offers a wide array of services.

  • Actor’s Fund - This amazing resource offers a wealth of information for actors, dancers, musicians, producers, directors, carpenters, stage hands, singers and others in the spotlight and behind the scenes

  • The Lark - is an international theater laboratory based in New York City that is dedicated to supporting playwrights and stories that reflect the vibrancy.

PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS

  • Americans for the Arts - is a non profit organization whose primary focus is advancing the arts in the United States

  • American Alliance for Theatre & Education -The mission of AATE is to promote standards of excellence in theatre and theatre education, connecting artists, educators, researchers and scholars with each other, and by providing opportunities for our membership to learn, exchange, expand and diversify their work, the audience and their perspectives.

  • Alliance of Artist Communities - is the service organization for the field of artists’ communities and residencies. They maintain artist residency listings, advocate for artist residency programs and communities, and offer professional development for artists. Their website includes job postings.

BOTTOM LINE

Knowledge is power. Make sure you continue improving your understanding of the performing arts industry. Use these resources to further your career goals and access international theater and performing art opportunities.

- Alexa Scull, ArtBound Initiative Team

Join the ArtBound Initiative Program to have access to career coaching from industry advisors. Our program will identify a tailored, global internship based on your career goals. Become part of our professional network of creative professionals. More info about our global internship program at www.artboundinitiative.com.

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