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Career Shift and Change for Creatives | Feb 2024

Start DateDurationCostMax Participant Numbers
Monday, 19th February, 20243 x hours€5512


At this time of year we often evaluate our lives, careers and goals. This workshop provides an overview to identifying new options, building upon your skills and managing career changes.

Another workshop on the topic of sustainable careers in the creative industries, Career Self-Management for Creatives, will run on Monday 12th February and explores practical approaches to managing the complexity of a sustainable creative career,
over time. Details are available on this website.

What will this course cover?

Drawing from the latest theory and research on career development in the creative sector
this workshop explores how you can develop your career through shifts and changes.
Creative careers are constantly evolving endeavours. Career shifts and changes naturally
occur as we continue to develop our roles, jobs and creative practices. This workshop
provides an overview to identifying new options, building upon your skills and managing
career changes.

Pre and post workshop resources & follow up

Learning outcomes

  • Looking back to move forward in your career.
  • Knowing your strengths and transferrable skills.
  • Identifying meaningful work.
  • How to approach career shift and change.
  • Making sense of your career story.

Participant profile/Who can apply/Eligibility

This workshop is suitable for creatives working professionally in the sector today who are
curious about exploring their future career options. Whether you are seeking to broaden
your current practice or looking to make a fresh start in a new area, this workshop will
provide you with an overview of managing career shifts and changes.

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 19th February, 2024

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