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Bringing Your Career to Another Level
The Art of Managing Your Career

February 23, 2010

Since its publication in 2002, The Art of Managing Your Career has been an essential resource guide for self-employed artists and cultural workers in live performing arts; writing and publishing; visual arts and craft; film, television and broadcasting; digital media; music and sound recording; and heritage.

Over the years, building on the strong interest in the cultural sector for this document, CHRC has developed a series of complementary resources to enhance its content and to assist in using it as a teaching tool.

In 2007, CHRC added the discipline enhancements. Developed by artists and cultural workers, they provide emerging self-employed artists and cultural workers with pertinent and practical information to better manage their careers. The enhancements offer information, resources, tips & pitfalls, and links to relevant websites in eight disciplines: crafts; dance and choreography; film and television; music and sound recording; digital media; theatre; visual arts; and writing.

To assist teachers in delivering the material, CHRC developed a Teacher's Guide. The Guide provides suggestions about how to use The Art of Managing Your Career to introduce emerging artists to basic principles and practices of career planning and career development as self-employed workers. The Guide is most used by teachers at the high school level.

In 2009, to respond to the changes in the cultural sector over the past five years, CHRC updated the 2002 version of The Art of Managing Your Career to include fresh and original examples, brand-new links to useful websites, and up-to-date information on finance and technology.

Then this year, CHRC developed Course Modules for The Art of Managing Your Career for delivery at the post-secondary level through colleges, universities and professional associations. The 16 Course Modules are designed for artists and cultural workers from all disciplines. They include numerous handouts that will give working artists and cultural workers the confidence and knowledge to successfully manage their careers or businesses in the cultural sector. Based on adult education principals, the modules are highly participatory and provide opportunities to practice and use skills and competencies essential to self-management. The material is presently available in English only; a French version is in development.

Visit our website for additional information.


The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is committed to strengthening the cultural labour force, and strives to be at the centre of vision and forward thinking in the area of cultural human resources development. CHRC brings together representatives of arts disciplines and cultural industries in the cultural sector to address the training and career development needs of employers and cultural workers including artists, technical staff and managers To become a member of CHRC please visit our website.

For further information please contact Geneviève Chassé (613-562-1535 x31; gchasse@culturalhrc.ca)