Should you have a career plan?

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Arts careers are notoriously erratic but fortune favours the prepared mind. Successful people reveal the way they have balanced directing their careers with being open to unexpected opportunities.


Arts careers are often described as non-linear, based on seizing opportunities rather than following a predictable path. ​Landing a position as an artistic director, actually getting published or finding oneself in demand as a performer is often described as a 'surprise' by many in the top of their field,  who see only with hindsight how the past has created the present.

Madeleine Dore

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