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Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.

Tasks

  • Conceives and develops ideas and ways of working for artistic composition
  • Selects appropriate materials, medium and method
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings or colour schemes
  • Builds up composition into finished work by carving, sculpting, etching, painting, engraving, drawing, etc.
  • Approaches managers of galleries and exhibitions in order to get finished work displayed
  • Uses artistic skills to restore damaged artworks
  • Liaises with writers and publishers to produce book illustrations
  • Markets and sells finished work directly to customers
  • Produces works on commission basis for clients.

Entry Requirements

No specific academic qualifications are required although a variety of vocational qualifications, degrees and postgraduate courses are available. Entry can be based upon portfolio work.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £29,000 per annum and can progress up to £31,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 4,046 employed Artists in the region.

Current Vacancies

Artistic Support Worker

North Yorkshire Centre for Independent Living
22 Nov 2019

Creative People and Places Director - Flux Capacitor

Voluntary Action Rotherham
21 Nov 2019

Lead Activities Facilitator

Exemplar Health Care Services Limited
18 Nov 2019

Arts Officer (Programming & Commissioning)

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
22 Nov 2019

Art Teacher

Hays Specialist Recruitment
9 Dec 2019

Destinations of Art & Design Completers July 2018

47% of students went on to other Further Education at York College.

35% of students went on to other Higher Education

Destinations of Media, Music and Performing Arts Completers July 2018

56% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

25% of students went on to Higher Education

3% of students went on to employment

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