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Career Self-Management for Creatives | Feb 2024

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Start DateDurationCostMax Participant Numbers
Monday, 12th February, 20243 x hours€5512


Are you struggling to manage your creative career? This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools to manage the complexity of a sustainable career in the creative industries.

Another workshop on the topic of sustainable careers in the creative industries, Career Shift and Change for Creatives, will run on Monday 19th February.

What will this course cover?

Drawing from the latest theory and research on careers in the Creative sector this workshop
explores practical approaches to managing the complexity of a sustainable creative career,
over time. Creative careers are typically unpredictable, self-directed and constantly
evolving. This workshop provides an overview of the last 40 years of research on creative
career development and a toolkit of approaches to self-managing a more fulfilling &
sustainable creative career.

Pre and post workshop resources & follow up

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding the dynamics of creative careers.
  • Managing multiple strands of freelance work.
  • Career-planning for unpredictable career paths.
  • Managing time, energy and avoiding burnout.
  • Developing a sustainable structure for your creative career.

Participant profile/Who can apply/Eligibility

This workshop is suitable for creatives working professionally in the sector today. While the
adaptive tools will feel most relevant to freelancers, anyone working within the arts who
recognises the need to make changes in their careers over time, and manage them
successfully, will benefit from the approaches in this workshop.

Due to our funding, this course is only available to those resident in the Republic Of Ireland.
For any queries, please contact

Tutor information

Andrew Macklin is a career practitioner, actor and trainer who is passionate about supporting creatives to develop more sustainable & fulfilling careers. An ICF credentialed career coach and founder of Boundless Careers he works with universities, charities and arts organisations to deliver bespoke career training for creatives. He has studied Career Management, Counselling and Coaching at Birkbeck University, London and is a member of the Career Development Institute (UK).  As an actor Andrew’s career spans over two decades of stage and screen work with companies such as the Abbey Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and Old Vic Theatre. On screen he has worked on productions for RTE, BBC, ITV, Ch5 and FX.  As a career coach he works regularly with Minding Creative Minds in Ireland and Wellbeing in the Arts in the UK to support creatives from every part of the sector with their career development.

Materials/equipment/software needed

Stable internet connection and computer/laptop


Remote (workshop link will be visible once you register and pay)


Course fee €55 per person. (Normally this workshop would cost €70 per person)

Deadline for course registration and payment

Close of business on Monday 29th January, 2024

Dates and times of the course

18.00 to 21.00 on Monday 12th February, 2024

  • Enrollment has closed because the maximum number of allowed students has been reached.
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