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.
GET AHEAD OF THE GAME
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WHICH INTERNSHIPS TO TARGET?
Performance Artist Studio Internships
Theater/Film Direction Internships
Stage Management Internships
Lighting Design/Special Effects Internships
Artistic Direction Internships
Set Design Internships
Booking Agency Internships
WHICH COMPANIES TO WORK FOR?
Theater/Dance/Performing Arts Companies
Non for profit Theaters
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.
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.
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.
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
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