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Career spotlight

Artists

Average National Salaries ()

Age 20

£15,080 pile of coins

Age 35

£30,160 pile of coins

Age 50

£35,880 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: N/A

What does this career do?

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

Typical 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.

Current 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.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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